Help Begins at Your School

Help Begins at Your School

Preschool & Child Find
The preschool program provides an innovative and effective learning environment that is designed to positively impact long-term academic achievement and social-emotional development.  Visit the ECE website for more information. For more information regarding registration contact our preschool information line at 720-433-0025 or email [email protected].

Child Find is a part of the district's special education program, and serves as a resource for families who are residents of Douglas County.  Our Child Find teams offer developmental assessments at no charge to families for children from birth to age five.  Vist the ECE Child Find website for more information.  If you have any questions contact the Child Find office at 720-433-0020.  If you have any questions about hearing test for your child contact the Audiology Department at 720-433-0022.

School Age

If you have concerns about your child's development or progress talk to your student's teacher or counselor. The teacher may refer your child to the school’s Response to Intervention (RTI) team so interventions can be provided as needed. The RTI team will evaluate the students progress with interventions in place, and determine if a referral needs to be made for special education. Parents are always part of the referral team.

Questions and Concerns

Schools and special education staff are committed to meeting the needs of students and families.  In most cases the process should begin at the school level.  We encourage parents to first contact their school and then elevate their concerns to the next level only if needed.  Please see the Special Education Flow of Communication document for guidance.


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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.


Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).