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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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…

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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.