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Child Find

Child Find

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Florence 1 Schools is obligated to locate and identify any child, age 3 to age 21, suspected of having a disability and in need of special education services.  Each month our office holds developmental screenings for children ages 3-5 whose legal guardian suspects a disability.  A team comprised of a Nurse, Preschool Teacher, School Psychologist, and Speech/Language Pathologist holds Child Find developmental screening clinics once per month.  Developmental areas considered include:  physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social or emotional development, and adaptive behavior development.  All children are screened in accordance with the Child Identification Standards set forth by the South Carolina State Department of Education (SDE).  The Child Find clinic schedule is developed at the beginning of each school year.  Child Find Screening Clinics will be held at the Woods Road Child Development Center, 1400 Woods Road, Florence, SC.  Legal guardians may contact the Child Find Office to schedule an appointment.

Preschool Screening Dates 2023-2024


AUGUST 18, 2023 

SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 

OCTOBER 20, 2023 

NOVEMBER 17, 2023 

DECEMBER 8, 2023 

JANUARY 19, 2024 

FEBRUARY 16, 2024 

MARCH 15, 2024 

APRIL 19, 2024 

MAY 10, 2024

*Dates are subject to change based on school closures or district calendar changes.
Medical screenings will be conducted and children may be accompanied by 1 parent/guardian only.
Summer 2023 Clinic date TBD

Contact Information

Tynell Funderburke
Office of Exceptional Children