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World Prematurity Day

November 17th is World Prematurity Day.

On this day, organizations around the globe raise awareness about the reality of premature births: 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under five*. The World Prematurity Day campaign also seeks to educate the public on the prevention of preterm birth, raise funds for research, and advocate for legislation to support parents and babies.

To find out more about World Prematurity Day, including how you can participate, visit the March…

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Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, in partnership with Too Small to Fail, have created a series of six Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day tip sheets:

(1) It's Never Too Early to Help Your Child Learn—Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!
(2) Tips for Families
(3) The Benefits of Being Bilingual—A Review for Teachers and Other Early Education Program…

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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.

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Save the Dates!

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

NEW! Early Start Institute 2017-2018 Catalogue

Early Start Online (ESO) Fall 2017 Session

Registration opens: July 31 (registration is closed as of Sept 1)

Course begins: September 11

ESO Winter 2018 Session

Registration opens: November 27 

Course begins: January 8

Early Start Foundations Practicum (ESFP) 2018

Only open to those who have completed all three (3) Foundations courses

February 27-28, 2018; Sacramento, CA

Early Start Partners Symposium (ESPS) 2018

April 26-27, 2018; San Jose, CA

ESO Spring 2018 Session

Registration opens:  February 19

Course begins: April 2

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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.