Project Child Find
Some children are born with or may develop physical or mental conditions which may delay their normal growth and development and which may lead to an educational disability. Many of these problems can be helped or corrected if parents recognize the problem early and seek help from the state and their school district.
For Children Younger Than 3:
If your child should be crawling, walking or talking, but isn’t, Project Child Find can help. 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.
Please view the Project Child Find Fact Sheet and information on this page. You can also call for information about resources and services for your child under age 3. Statewide, toll-free (888) 653-4463.
For Children Aged 3 Through 21:
The Jackson School District is committed to locating, identifying and evaluating all students living in Jackson who may be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of their disabilities (in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A: 143.3).
If your child is experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive, or social difficulties, please view the resources on this page and reach out to us if you believe your child may need assistance. Please contact the Jackson School District Child Study Team for more information at 732-833-4605.
About Project Child Find
Click on the image below or on this link to download the fact sheet
For more information about children before age 3, call the toll-free number at any time of day/night. All calls received are confidential:
For more information about children ages 3-21, Contact the Child Study Team Office:
How Do I Know If My Child Needs Assistance?
Below are some very helpful resources that will help you figure out:
- If your child is reaching important developmental milestones
- How you can have your child evaluated
- How you can receive the help your child may need
Your Child's Development Important Milestones: (Birth - 36 months)
El Desarrollo de su Niño Hechos Importantes: Del Nacimiento a los 36 meses
Does My Pre-School (Ages 3-5) Child Need Assistance? Use our Checklist.
¿Mi hijo de preescolar (de 3 a 5 años) necesita ayuda? Use nuestra Lista de verificación.
After reviewing this brochure and evaluating your child's development, you may wish to arrange for a free pre-school intake conference in order to determine if a special pre-school handicapped program would benefit your child. The Jackson School District's Pre-School Program helps identify un-served educationally disabled children between the ages of 3-5 years of age.
For more information, please contact the Jackson School District's Child Study Team Office and Special Education Director Dr. Robert Cerco at 732-833-4605.
NJ Parent Link: Early Childhood, Parenting and Professional Resource Center
The website for NJ Parent Link has a host of resources for parents, including:
- Health and Wellness
- Developmental & Behavioral Health
- Parenting & Early Learning
- Career & Family Transitions
- Child Care & Pre-School