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Early Start Publications, Resources, and Program Guidance

The Early Start program 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.

Early Start has a variety of multilingual brochures, booklets, publications, and other free resources are available for parents, professionals, and others. These publications, resources, and program guidance support the statewide, comprehensive and coordinated system of child find, public awareness and outreach.

» Early Start Publications

» Resources

» Program Guidance

Additional Early Start Resources are available for download at WestEd.

Some of the Early Start resource publications may be downloaded from this webpage, or you can email, fax, or mail the completed Publications Order Form to the:

Department of Developmental Services
Early Start & Health Services Section
1600 9th Street, Room 330, MS 3-11
Sacramento, CA 95814

Email: earlystart@dds.ca.gov
Fax: (916) 654-3255

All materials are free; however, due to increasing printing costs, special permission is required for orders exceeding 500 items per product, and shipping cost will be added for order over 500 copies.

 
 
Last Updated: 3/16/2018