• Child Find Information

    Who should contact Child Find?

    If you have a child whose birthday makes them eligible for preschool this school year and you have concerns about their development, Child Find can help answer those questions. This service is free to families. If you have questions about an IEP for kindergarten, please contact your neighborhood elementary school. 

    What happens at Child Find?

    Cherry Creek School District’s (CCSD) Child Find teams are recognized by the state of Colorado for their expert use of Play-Based assessment techniques. Your child will experience the assessment process as a play session.

    Child Find screens children’s skills and if there is a suspected delay that may impact the child’s ability to learn at preschool, Child Find evaluators will offer to do a formal Special Education evaluation.  If the formal Special Education evaluation indicates that your child does need support in preschool, Child Find will write an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

    To get more information about appointments and the Child Find process, please call our Intake Specialist Diana Gassen. Her phone number is 720-554-4021.

    To schedule an appointment for your child to be evaluated at Child Find

    Once my child has an IEP, what then?

    If an IEP is developed for your child, you will be offered a spot in a CCSD preschool classroom. Preschool is free for children with IEP’s. You will need to register your child with the school district. The preschool registration office is located at Eastridge Elementary 11777 E. Wesley Ave Aurora, CO 80014

    Please complete the following Remote Registration Request form.  Once you have completed this form, an email will be sent to you regarding next steps for registering your child.  

    When your child is registered, they will be able to start preschool (once they have turned three years old).

     Receptionist/Office Manager: Mercedes Pacheco-Maletta 720-554-4001

    Child Find Coordinator: Erin Belcaid 720-554-4002

  • Preschool Special Education

    Parents who have concerns about the appropriate developmental progress of their child (3-4 years old and 5-year-old children born after October 1st) can contact the Cherry Creek Child Find Office. A multi-disciplinary team will evaluate your child's development and make recommendations. The Child Find team works closely with early childhood special education staff to develop an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) with services and supports to address any developmental delays determined in the evaluation process. All services are provided in our district preschool classrooms at no cost to parents/guardians.  If you are interested in a developmental evaluation for your child, please contact us at the number or email below​

    Contact Information

    ​Diana Gassen
    ​720-554-4021           ​
    dgassen@cherrycreekschools.org
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  • Early Intervention- Birth to 3 Years

    Parents who have concerns about the appropriate developmental progress of their child (birth to 2 years old) can contact the Cherry Creek Child Find Office. A multi-disciplinary team will evaluate your child's development and make recommendations. The Child Find team works closely with Developmental Pathways to develop an Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP) with services and supports to address any developmental delays determined in the evaluation process. All services are provided in the home or community at no cost to parents/guardians.  If you are interested in a developmental evaluation for your child, please contact us at the number or email below.​

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    ​Contact Information

    Diana Gassen

    720-554-4021

    dgassen@cherrycreekschools.org