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2392230?profile=RESIZE_180x180This 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 resource. 

August 2017: UPDATED TO ADD a link to a feedback survey for parents (at the bottom of page 2). 

To open the PDF in a new window, click here.
To view and download this flyer in Spanish, click here.
Looking for other languages? Visit this page.

This resource was developed for the California State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) with the support of the California Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) on Early Intervention and the Early Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development. Early Start is implemented by the Department of Developmental Services.

The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPMCLICK HERE.


This resource is related to the following ESPM knowledge-level competencies:


  • Core Knowledge (CK):
    • CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
    • CK10:  The significance and study of team models, collaboration and relationship-based practice.
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Development and Review (IFSP-DR):
    • IFSP-DR5 (EIA):  Has basic knowledge of intervention strategies used in everyday routines, relationships, activities, places and partnerships.
  • Individualized Family Service Plan Implementation (IFSP-i):
    • IFSP-i3 (EIS): Knows generic and specific evidence-based early intervention strategies to support all areas of development.

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  • NOTE: If the device you are using to take this survey has been used to complete the survey before, you will need to click on the link above to "reset" the survey and take it again.
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  • My children progressed well in the in home instructional session,
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    • Janelle...did you see that the flyer is now available in Spanish and 10 other languages?!
    • Hi Janelle, a Spanish translated version is in the works, and will be posted to this site as soon as it is available. Thank you!
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