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Early Learning

Early Childhood Special Education

Dieringer provides Development Preschool services for children, ages 3-5, who qualify as eligible. Special Education preschool services are typically a blend of several services, which might include speech, physical and occupational therapy as well as integrated classroom opportunities with disabled and non-disabled peers.
Eligible 3-5 year olds are identified through child find, the district's process of identifying students not yet attending school, who might have a handicapping condition and possibly be in need of special education services. Child find screenings are scheduled for various dates during the school year.

Child Find

If you suspect an infant, child or young adult of having a developmental delay or disability, your school can open a window of hope for a brighter future. Services at no cost to the family are available to all eligible individuals from 3 through 21 years of age (starting at birth for auditory and/or visual impairments) regardless of the severity of their disability.

Special services are available to eligible infants, children and young adults identified with a disability who may be experiencing difficulties. For more information about IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), see:

Child Find Screening Dates:

  • September 16, 2022 - Just completed
  • November 18, 2022 -12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • March 10, 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • May 5, 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm 

To Request Information or an appointment email:

If email is not available, you may call: 253.862.2537

This information is provided by Dieringer School District, Student Services Division per IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act) of 2004. It is the policy of Dieringer School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Dieringer School District will take steps to ensure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs and services.

Developmental Preschool

Our developmental preschool program focuses on individualized programs and group activities that help children ages 3-5. Classes are taught by trained special education personnel. Children qualify for Developmental Preschool through the Child Find process (see above).