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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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…

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…

Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered through California State University, Sacramento, and LCSW and MFT hours are available through the Board of Behavioral Sciences. In addition, the provider is approved by the California Board of…

Registration for Early Start Online Winter 2017 Session is now closed. When registration for Spring 2017 opens, you can find the registration form here!