Child Find



Project CHILD FIND is a free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of unserved/underserved youth with a delay or disability from birth through twenty-one years of age.


In addition, Project CHILD FIND develops and distributes information to the public about early intervention services and special education programs throughout New Jersey.

Project CHILD FIND's comprehensive efforts include:


1. Assisting families of infants and toddlers, birth through two, concerned about their child’s development by directing all requests regarding early intervention to the family’s local Special Child Health Case Management Unit.  If you need the number for your Special Child Health Case Management Unit, call: Project CHILD FIND 1-800-322-8174


2. Assisting families of preschoolers, three through five, concerned about their child’s development by directing requests to their local school district.


3. Helping families access community services through referral.


4. Promoting community and public awareness of all children with disabilities by providing information.


5. Assisting local school district boards of education to identify unserved children from age three through twenty-one who are in need of special education and related services. Information through Project CHILD FIND may be obtained by calling the toll-free number, 1-800-322-8174, which is in service 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.  All calls received are confidential.


Project CHILD FIND was established by the New Jersey Department of Education through I.D.E.A., Part B funds from the U.S. Department of Education.






For more information for accessing help for Infants and Toddlers (Birth to Three) How to make a Referral


For further information on New Jersey’s Early Intervention System 



For further information on your Regional Early Intervention Collaborative


For further information on transition at age three


Order form for available brochures




For more information for accessing help for Preschool Children and Students (Three through Twenty-one)


How to make a Referral


Child Development Checklist (print or order)

List de Verificacion del desarollo del nino (print or order)

Child Development Poster

Order form for available materials



Resources- Project Child Find

About Project Child Find (PDF) NJDOH, Division of Family Services: Early Intervention Services Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, Inc. Association for Children of New Jersey


For more information contact:


Swift-Slaybaugh Complex

Katelyn Andersen

(609) 927-8222 ext. 1273 [email protected]

Davenport Complex

Patricia Warren

(609) 645-3550 ext. 1380 [email protected]


Miller School

Dianna Ricci

(609) 407-2500 ext. 2370 [email protected]

Fernwood Middle School

Joann Wehrhan

(609) 383-3355 ext. 1570 [email protected]

Alder Avenue Middle School

Jennifer Kearney

(609) 383-3366 ext. 1470 [email protected]


EHT High School 

Dianna Barling
(609) 653-0100 ext. 2670
[email protected]

Deana Battisti

(609) 653-0100 ext. 1670 [email protected]