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.
The Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) PDF
, recommended by the California State Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Intervention (ICC), describes the foundational principles, competencies and evidence-based practices needed to support effective service delivery. The manual also elaborates key roles of interdisciplinary team members, how to support seamless service delivery and how to matriculate through the Early Start personnel system.
A one-page document that acknowledges DDS funding and sponsorship of a local training event. English PDF
Effective Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Reflects and Promotes the Following Core Messages PDF
Early Start endorses the Core Messages as a guide for effective early childhood T&TA activities, in the belief that they promote positive outcomes for young children and their families. The core messages were developed by the Training and Technical Assistance Collaborators, an interagency partnership in California dedicated to delivering quality personnel development activities for children birth to five with disabilities and other special needs and their families.
Effective Practice in Providing Family Support PDF
This is a training and technical assistance document on services and supports that are family centered for agencies serving young children and their families.The document includes a self-assessment tool. It was updated from its original version entitled Family Support Guidelines for Effective Practice
which was originally developed in 1994.
AB 2909 Study PDF
is a study for Services for Infants & Toddlers Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Last modified: January 24, 2023