• The Evaluation Center is part of the School District of Manatee County. We offer developmental screenings, multi-disciplinary evaluations and consultation services for young children suspected of having delays or disabilities. We screen and evaluate pre-kindergarten children to help identify their educational needs and determine if they qualify for special education services through School District of Manatee County.   

    All of our services are free of charge and available to any Manatee County child aged five and under.

    Developmental Screenings
    Parents or others may notice that the child is not doing the same things as other children the same age. A developmental screening is helpful in determining if there is a delay or problem in one or more areas of development. These areas of  development include fine and gross motor skills, language understanding and use, speech and problem solving skills. Developmental screenings are conducted by the Child Find Specialist from Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System. (FDLRS)

    Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations
    Evaluations can help determine if young children suspected of having delays or disabilities qualify for special education services before Kindergarten. Depending on the child’s needs, one or more of the following evaluations are scheduled:

    • Speech/Language
    • Psycho-Educational
    • Social work
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Vision & Hearing Screening

    Parent Involvement
    Parent participation is a very important and necessary part of the process. Parents will:

    • Provide consent for evaluation and permission to obtain records
    • Share concerns and perspectives
    • Possess expert knowledge about what their child can and cannot do
    • Participate in the evaluations and conference

    Our Location
    We are in the former administration building of Lincoln Memorial Charter School located at the rear of the campus in Palmetto. Our street address is: 1400 1st Avenue East Palmetto, or you can reach us through the mail at:

    The Evaluation Center
    PO Box 9069
    Bradenton, FL 34206-9069
    Phone: (941) 721-2300
    Fax: (941) 721-2308

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM