The Puyallup School District offers a variety of resources for parents concerned about their child’s development or progress.
The screenings, evaluations, and services listed below are free and
are part of the district’s federal mandate to provide Child Find
activities and services as part of the Individual with Disabilities
Children ages 3 to 5 not yet of kindergarten age
The district offers free developmental screening during
the school year for children ages 3 to 5 who are not yet kindergarten
age. The screenings address suspected developmental delays in
preschool-aged children in communication, learning, physical
development, social/emotional skills, and self-help skills. Vision and
hearing screenings are also administered.
Screening information is used to determine if a child needs further
evaluation. Preschool-aged students who have been evaluated as needing
special education services and have a current Individualized Education
Plan (IEP) may be eligible for one of the district’s early childhood
These services are available to all families who live within Puyallup
School District boundaries. For more information or to schedule a
screening appointment, call the Child Find secretary at (253) 841-8700.
Currently there are developmental preschool programs at the following elementary schools.
Required immunizations for preschoolers
Immunizations are required for all preschoolers, and additional
information regarding these requirements will be provided to parents
prior to enrollment in a district preschool program.
The following vaccines are required for preschool students after July 1, 2010:
Diphtheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis, (DTaP). Four doses.
- Hib. Four doses. One dose of Hib is required if the only dose has been given on or after 15 months of age.
- Polio vaccine. Three doses.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR). One dose. Must be received on or after the first birthday. Must be given the same day or 28 days before or after the Varicella.
- Hepatitis B. Three doses.
- Varicella (chickenpox). One dose. Must be received
on or after the first birthday. Must be given the same day or at least
28 days before or after the MMR.
- Pneumococcal (PCV): Full immunization is four doses
by 24 months, three doses if the initial two doses were given before 12
months, two doses if both doses were received between 12-15 months, or
one dose if the only dose given was on or after 24 months.
Required immunizations can be obtained from a family physician or by
contacting the Good Samaritan Mobile Health Service at (253) 697-8160.
Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and a shot
record is required. Visit the Multicare Mobile Health Services Web site.
Preschool-aged children under age 3
If there are concerns regarding the development of a child under the
age of three, free screenings and services are available to Puyallup
School District residents. For additional information regarding these
screenings/services, contact a school district family resource coordinator at (253)841-8700.
Parents who have concerns about their school-aged child’s development
or progress in school are encouraged to discuss these concerns with the
student’s teacher, principal, or school psychologist.
Transfer preschool age students
For transfer preschool age students who are already eligible for
special education services and have a current IEP, please contact the
Special Services department at (253) 841-8700. Once placement and
eligibility are determined, directions for enrollment will be arranged
with the parent.