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Early Start Outreach Materials
Early Start has a variety of materials and products to support a statewide, comprehensive and coordinated system of child find, public awareness and outreach. Outreach materials increase appropriate referrals, increase the community's knowledge and understanding of early intervention services, and support families' role in early intervention.
Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources - 2011
The Early Start Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources is a comprehensive resource for parents, family members, service providers, and members of the public that provides information on the early intervention resources available in California by county.
Early Start Information Packet (Fact Sheet)
This Information packet explains the value of Early Start as well as specific roles of the various entities that participate in delivering services. English (PDF)
A Family Introduction to California's Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and Their Families
This brochure provided to families at referral explains the steps to take if you have concerns about your child's development as well as what services are available if your child is determined eligible for Early Start. Available in English | Spanish | Native American (PDF)
Parents' Rights: An Early Start Guide for Families
This booklet provides in-depth information about procedural safeguards available to assure services are provided in a manner appropriate to the child's needs and the concerns of the family.
Parent rights information is current as of September 1, 2011. An updated printed booklet based on the federal Part C regulations released September 2011 will not be available until 2012. English | Spanish | Vietnamese (PDF)
The Primary Healthcare Providers Role in Early Intervention
This brochure explains Early Start eligibility criteria, and the important role played by the health care provider as part of a child's early intervention team.
Starting Out Together - An Early Intervention Guide for Families
Question and answer format with information provided on the key points of how the Early Start system works, such as eligibility, referral, and the child's service plan.
Available in English (PDF)
Reasons for Concern Brochure
The purpose of the brochure is to facilitate finding and identifying infants and toddlers who may benefit from early intervention services and for encouraging appropriate referrals to Early Start. The brochure includes developmental information from birth to age five and was developed in collaboration with the California Department of Education.
Available in English (PDF)
Please call 1-800-869-4337 to order any of the above publications at no cost. Additional publications may be requested at WestEd Center's Early Start Publications web site.