Early Childhood (Ages Birth-5)

This page contains resources for families with children between the ages of birth to 5 years old.

If you have concerns about your child’s development, discuss them with your child’s doctor. To learn if your child may benefit from early intervention or specialized education services through California’s Early Start Program, please visit:

The California Department of Developmental Services Early Start websiteDDS Early Start. For more information regarding Early Start services, please contact the Early Start Baby Line at 800-515-BABY (2229) or earlystart@dds.ca.gov.

Regional Center Information: Regional Centers

Self-Determination Program: Self-Determination Program (SDP)

The California Department of Education Website

California Department of Education

Early Education – Specialized Programs

Services & Resources – Special Education

The California Department of Social Services Website

Home | California Dept. of Social Services

Child Care and Development

Child Care and Development Programs

California Department of Education (CDE)- Special Education Resources

Early Education Resources

WestEd

National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)

California School for the Deaf (CSD)- Riverside

Inclusive School Physical Education and Physical Activity- Centers for Disease Control

Public Broadcasting System (PBS)

UC Davis MIND Institute

Procedural Safeguards

California Department of Social Services (DSS)

Family Resource Center (FRC) Information

Family Education Centers (FECs)

Family Voices of California

Center for Parent Information and Resources

California Parent Organizations for Resources

Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities- UC Davis MIND Institute

Family Education- California School for the Deaf- Riverside

Hands and Voices- Advocacy, Support, and Training

Disability Rights California (DRC)

Fiesta Educativa Inc.

U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs

Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Information

UC Davis MIND Institute

Advocacy Resource Information

California Department of Developmental Services

Regional Center (RC) Information

California Department of Health Care Services

California Department of Social Services

LEAD-K Family Services

Deaf Access Program

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (all ages)

NORCAL Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Deaf Counseling Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA)

Abilitypath- Inspiring Inclusion

Braille Institute

For a full list of services and resources available, please visit the California Department of Health Care Services’ Website and the Children’s Medical Services page

Medi-Cal

Medi-Cal Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic Treatment (EPSDT)

Dental Resources

Covered California

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Network

California Department of Health and Human Services- Mental Health Resources for Youth

California Department of Health Care Services- Children’s Services

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Bright Futures Resources for Children and Teens

The Arc

Zero to Three

The Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)

California Early Start for Deaf Children

Deaf Education and Families Project

American Society for Deaf Children

California Department of Social Services Resources

Councils on Developmental Disabilities

California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Resources

UC Davis MIND Institute

Early Start Neighborhood

Social Emotional Learning Alliance for California (SEL4CA)

California State Resources

Club 21 Learning Resources & Resources Center for Individuals with Down Syndrome


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Last modified: July 8, 2024