Neighborhood News

May is Drowning Prevention Month

Summer is almost here, which for many families means vacations on the beach, boating on a lake, or spending time in the pool. Beating the heat by the water is a fun way to spend a summer day, but it’s critical for adults to be aware of how to keep young children safe. In California, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths among children under the age of five, and near-drowning incidents can result in life-long disabilities (source:…

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Pardon our dust...

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In our effort to make the Neighborhood the best it can be, we'll be making some improvements to the site over the next several weeks. We don't anticipate our Neighbors having any difficulty accessing the content or groups during this time, but you may see things move around or…

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What Is the Neighborhood?

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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.

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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.

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Important Dates

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Early Start Institute Online Courses:
Registration for the next Early Start Online session will open in the fall. Stay tuned!

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/

Current Catalogue

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