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Child Find

What is Child Find?

Child Find is an evaluation program available through West Bloomfield School District which identifies resident children ages birth through five years who may have a developmental delay or be in need of special education services. Child Find offers evaluations to children suspected of having a delay or disability at no charge. Following the evaluation, eligible children are referred to appropriate programs and services.

What is a Child Find evaluation?

A team specializing in the areas of concern, works with the parents and child to determine eligibility for special education services.
The Child Find Team and parents work together to determine the appropriate programs and services for eligible children.
The Child Find Team can include the following highly qualified specialists:
  • Speech/Language Pathologist
  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist

If you suspect that your infant/toddler (ages birth to 3) may need special education services, or has a developmental delay, please contact the Early On Coordinator Catherine McCotter at or (248) 804-3906.

If you suspect your preschool age child (ages 3 to 5) may need special education services, please contact the Child Find Coordinator, Joy Oetjens at or (248) 865-3291.

If you suspect your child ages 6 through 26,  may need special education services please contact the Student Support Services Department at (248) 865-6470. 

Eligible children will be referred to appropriate programs and services per federal and state guidelines.

Please contact our Special Services Department at (248) 865-6470 to learn more about Child Find.