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Now Online: Early Start Central Directory

The California Early Start Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources is now online, giving early childhood service providers and families easy access to nearly 2,000 early intervention services and resources throughout the state! Use the search bar to quickly search for resources or services in your county, or explore the rest of the Central Directory site to learn more about the Early Start system, locate websites, publications and other resources, and find out how to get the help you need. 

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We want to let our Neighbors know about two upcoming webinars that may be of interest to Early Start professionals! These webinars are FREE to join and are hosted and/or promoted by the Office of Head Start, but the audience is not limited to Early Head Start or Head Start staff. Any professional working with infants and toddlers ages 0-3 with delays or disabilities may find this information useful. If you attend these trainings, let us know in the comments if you found them helpful for your work in early intervention!


Introduction to Evidence-based Hearing Screening Practices for Children Ages 0-5

Hosted by: Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT

Register: https://conta.cc/2JiH4fe

Description: Each day, children with hearing loss attend early childhood programs. Learn how to identify who they…

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What Is the Neighborhood?

This environment provides a virtual community for Early Start professionals and partners seeking training, technical assistance and resources on early intervention Part C requirements, implementation, and evidence-based practices.

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Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Core Messages of Effective Training and Technical Assistance

The delivery of quality early intervention services requires that personnel are qualified and appropriately trained to provide those services to eligible infants, young children, and their families. Early Start’s Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) provides the framework for coordinating the delivery of personnel development activities throughout California. Pre-service preparation, in-service training, and technical assistance are the essential CSPD components delivered through a variety of personnel development activities.

Resource Links


Links to home pages for the Department of Developmental Services, the California Department of Education, the WestEd California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network, the Family Resource Centers Network of California, the federal Office of Special Education Programs, and other training and technical assistance providers.

Activity Feed

Jennifer Teykaerts’s article was featured
Sep 29, 2017
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Aug 4, 2017
The group Early Start Partners Symposium (ESPS) 2017 was featured
Aug 4, 2017
Jennifer Teykaerts’s article was featured
Aug 3, 2017

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Save the Dates!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Early Start Institute courses and events!

ESO Fall 2018 Session

  • Registration opens:  August 2018

Current Catalogue

What Do You Know About RTT-ELC?

Three Race to the Top Early Start Online Modules are available for viewing. Click on the link above to learn about key players and components, system intersections and the relationships between high quality early learning programs and natural/least restrictive environments.