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Today on the Blog, we’re highlighting an infographic on the impact of racism on child development from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. This infographic illustrates the effects of racism on the developing brains and bodies of young children of color and draws connections between the stress of experiencing racism and long-term health effects. The infographic is available as a downloadable PDF, and the text of the infographic is available…

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The Story of Max

We are happy to announce a new resource for professionals to use and share with their communities!

The Story of Max is an animated video resource designed to provide parents with an introduction to the Early Start program, guiding them through the evaluation, assessment, and IFSP processes to the point where services are received!

We have provided the video in embed form, as…

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Early Start Cultural Humility Series

Register now for the Early Start Cultural Humility Series!

When: January through April 2022

Where: Online

Save the Date! ESPS 2022

When: May 10-11, 2022
Where: San Diego, CA

More details to come!

"The Story of Max"

Watch the brand new animated short, entitled "The Story of Max," to learn how families get involved with California Early Start. The video is available for viewing, downloading, and embedding in both English and Spanish!

Transition Course is Open!

CHECK OUT THE NEW OPEN-ACCESS COURSE ON TRANSITION! Sign up at your leisure and enjoy this self-paced exploration of the transition process.

OPEN Source - COVID-19 Resource Site

Early Start OPEN Source is a new area within the Early Start Online environment that provides access to curated resources related to the COVID-19 response but tailored to the needs of the Early Start community. Find and share resources, and stay connected to your Early Start peers and partners. To visit OPEN Source, CLICK HERE.

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COVID-19 Info for Providers

Please see the "Coronavirus Information and Resources" page on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) website for information, resources, and Departmental directives for providers and regional centers: https://www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/

Need Local Resources for Families?

The Central Directory of Early Start Resources is now online. CLICK HERE to visit the Directory website, or visit the following URL: https://www.ceitan-earlystart.org/central-directory/

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