SSIP Resources

Early Start SSIP Resources

On this page, you can find resources developed specifically for the California State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) by DDS, CDE, the ICC, and/or WestEd. This includes materials for both parents and professionals. 

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This flyer was designed to give parents of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities information on social and emotional development, as well as tips on how they can build strong relationships with their children to improve their children's social and emotional development. Anyone in the Early Start community is encouraged to download and print these resources.

In addition to English and Spanish, the flyer is currently available in the following other…

Now in Spanish! This video is designed to give parents of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities information on social and emotional development, as well as tips on how they can build a strong relationship with their child to improve their child's social and emotional development. 

To download the accompanying flyer in Spanish, "Take a Minute - Relationships Matter!", …

The "Take a Minute - Relationships Matter!" flyer for parents of infants and toddlers with disabilities has been translated into Spanish. Parents are welcome to download the flyer directly, or service coordinators and providers can download and print the flyer to share with families. A translated version of the "Take a Minute - Relationships Matter!" video is coming soon.

August 2017: UPDATED TO ADD a link to a feedback survey for parents (at the…

The WestEd Center for Prevention + Early Intervention (CPEI) offers a free online training course for early intervention professionals on facilitating social-emotional development for infants and toddlers in Early Start. Participants have two options for completing the Skill Base course: the full course with expert facilitation, and an open access, non-facilitated course. 

Skill Base: Facilitating Social and Emotional Development full…

This flyer is designed to give parents of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities information on social and emotional development, as well as tips on how they can build a strong relationship with their child to improve their child's social and emotional development. Anyone in the Early Start community is encouraged to download and print this…

The Resource Guide to Initiatives and Programs to Support Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers was developed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), the California Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) and the WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention (CPEI) for local programs implementing the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). This Resource Guide presents three primary resources that local implementers can…

In order to support Early Start service coordinators and service providers in assessing social and emotional development, the California Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) developed the Guidelines for Evidence-Based Infant-Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment and Screening for Early Start in…

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Early Start Online Skill Base Course on Social and Emotional Development

Open Access Course Registration

The Early Start Online Skill Base course on Facilitating Social and Emotional Development is now available in an unfacilitated, open access format... no assignments, no discussion forums, just presentations! To register for the Open Access course, click here.

Facilitated Course Registration

The Early Start Online Skill Base course on Facilitating Social and Emotional Development is also available in the fully facilitated format. If you need a certificate of completion or CEUs, this is the format for you! To register for the traditional Early Start Online format of the course, click here.