Project Child Find

  • Project CHILD FIND


    A free referral service and public awareness campaign to assist in the identification of youth with a delay or disability from birth through the age of 21.

    Is a child in your life developing differently or having problems learning?

    If so, help is available for eligible children in New Jersey.


    Children (ages 3-21)

     Including migrant and homeless Children

    If you are concerned your child is developing or learning differently and you live in New Jersey, you can call your public school district to find out the appropriate contact person in your district.


    How to Get Help!

    If you would like to request an evaluation for your child, send a written request for an evaluation to your public school district.  Include your child’s name, age, address and suspected disability.


    After receiving your written request, the district will contact you to set up a meeting. At this meeting, you and the team will decide if an evaluation is needed and what the evaluation will include. Evaluation, professional guidance and an education program (if needed) are all available at no charge through the Public School in the town where you live.


    Additional information can be accessed at the following web address or phone number:   


    TTY: 609-984-8432


    Region V Council for Special Education 201-599-0585

    Member Districts

    Bergenfield            201 385-6956                                                     River Dell Regional             201 599-7220

    Cresskill                  201 227-7791                                                     Dumont                                 201 387-3086     

    Hackensack          201 646-8010                                                     River Edge                            201 261-1993

    New Milford           201 261-0640                                                     Rochelle Park                      201 843-3126

    Oradell                    201 261-1153                                                     Teaneck                               201 833-5490

    Ridgefield               201 943-2682                                                     Tenafly                                  201 816-4534


    Infants and Toddlers

    (Under the age of three)

    If your child should be crawling, walking or talking but isn’t, call for information about resources and services for your child under the age of 3:

    New Jersey Early Intervention System Statewide toll-free number:

    1-888-NJ-EI-INFO, 1-888-653-4463

    Information for Project CHILD FIND may also 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.