Child find self-assessment

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Office of Special Education Programs, DaSy Center, ECTA Center. (2019). Part C child find self-assessment.


The Child Find Self-Assessment (CFSA) is a valuable tool for State IDEA Part C programs seeking to improve their child find efforts. Developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) with support from the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) and the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), the CFSA can help states identify strategies to promote efficiency in their Part C child find systems, with the goal of ensuring children eligible for services are referred and enrolled. States can use the CFSA as a monitoring tool to ensure they have met the regulatory components of a comprehensive child find system, and as an informational tool to assist with identification and implementation of best practices for child find. The CFSA is voluntary and intended to support states in their child find efforts.

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