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Updated Resource for Service Coordinators

Service coordinators have many responsibilities when it comes to supporting the children and families served by Early Start. The Early Start Service Coordination Handbook was developed to provide service coordinators with guidance on the multiple requirements, activities, and best practices that are part of their everyday role. The Handbook…

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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.

Important Dates

Mark your calendars!

Early Start Institute Online Courses:

Registration for Winter 2019 is now closed.

Early Start Partners Symposium (NEW!):

May 23-24, 2019 in San Diego, CA (hotel venue TBA)


Current Catalogue

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Early Start Central Directory

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/

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.