Early Start Online Resources

Early Start Newsletter

The Early Start Newsletter provides quarterly updates on Early Start events, resources, and other important material for families, regional centers, and service providers.

West Ed Development Center

The Central Directory of Early Intervention Resources provides information by county for resources such as social services, mental health services, regional centers, and family resource centers.
WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention provides nationally-recognized training, technical assistance and resources to improve outcomes for children with special needs and their families.

Family Resource Centers Network of California

Family Resource Centers Network of California mission is to support families of children with disabilities, special healthcare needs, and those at risk by ensuring the continuance, expansion, promotion and quality of family-centered, parent-directed, family resource centers.

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supports the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

California Department of Education

California Department of Education provides general information about special education, related laws, regulations and policies, quality early care & education and additional resources.

California Department of Healthcare Services

The Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) mission is to provide Californians with access to affordable, integrated, high-quality health care, including medical, dental, mental health, substance use treatment services and long-term care. Our vision is to preserve and improve the overall health and well-being of all Californians.

California Department of Social Services

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) mission is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.

California Department of Managed Healthcare

Department of Managed Health Care protects consumers’ health care rights and ensures a stable health care delivery system.

Statewide Screening Collaborative

The Healthcare Provider Developmental Screening Toolkit  was developed to provide healthcare providers with best practices in the screening and referral process. Regular and routine developmental screening is necessary for the early identification of children with developmental delays and disorders and provides the greatest chance that children will be identified and connected to early intervention services.


Last modified: May 1, 2024