Early Start Online

Early Start Online

The Department of Developmental Services, the California Department of Education, and the California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network (CEITAN) at WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention are pleased to offer this Comprehensive System of Personnel Development for early intervention service coordinators, service providers, specialists, administrators, and other early intervention personnel.

At the heart of all Early Start training is the comprehensive, evidence-based content that the field has come to expect from Early Start personnel development. The core curriculum and learning outcomes are aligned with the Early Start Personnel Manual competencies. Delivery of training is guided by the Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative Core Messages. All content is developed in collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services and partners from the California Department of Education as well as professional and parent leaders. Content is reviewed and approved by the Department of Developmental Services.

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Check out the 2018-2019 Early Start Institute Course Catalogue for information about Early Start Online courses and Institute events like the Early Start Partners Symposium. Plus, find out about CEUs, scholarships, and more!…

Registration for Early Start Online sessions typically open approximately 6 weeks before the start of the session. Participants use an online form to register for the Early Start Online courses they wish to take. Once open, the registration link…

The Early Start Online Syllabus outlines the requirements and expectations for all Early Start Online courses, including Foundations and Skill Base courses.


Fall Session: September 10 - November 16, 2018

Registration will open on July 30, 2018

Courses offered:

  • Foundations: Understanding Systems, Processes, and…

Spring session: April 2 - June 8, 2018

  • Foundations: Understanding Systems, Processes and Practices
  • Foundations: Partnering for Effective Service Delivery
  • Skill Base: Facilitating Social and Emotional…

Check out the 2017-2018 Early Start Institute Catalogue for information about Early Start Online courses and Institute events like the Early Start Partners Symposium and Foundations Practicum!…

Download the Early Start Institute 2016-2017 Course Catalog to learn more about the schedule and content of this year's Early Start Institute courses, plus find information on scholarships and continuing education units…

Register for Early Start Online

Registration for Fall 2018 is now open!