Early Start Online Courses Presented by California Early Start

Register Now for Early Start Personnel Development Online Winter Session!

The California Department of Developmental Services, California Department of Education, and WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention offer expanded, accessible and convenient online and in-person training. Information about the entire series of activities offered under the Early Start Personnel Development System may be found in the ESPDflyer2012.

This winter, the Early Start Online courses are offered once again in a ten-week session. A new lesson will open every two weeks. Winter Session courses open on January 14 and close on March 22. The Foundations may be taken in any order or concurrently; there are no prerequisites for registration.

Early Start Online Winter Session courses include:

•Foundations I: Understanding Systems, Processes and Practices
◦Family Systems
◦Early Start System
◦Making Decisions Using Evidence-Based Practice
◦The Individualized Family Service Plan Process
◦Supporting Families Using Coaching and Other Help-Giving Practices
•Foundations II: Working through the IFSP Process
◦ Child Development
◦Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment
◦Creating Functional Outcomes
◦Natural Environments for Families
◦Selecting and Developing Interventions
•Foundations III: Partnering for Effective Service Delivery
◦Working with Diverse Families
◦Relationship-Based Early Intervention
◦Quality Assurance in Early Intervention
◦Transition Planning
◦Collaboration Within the Early Start Team and Community Resources

And Coming Soon to Early Start Personnel Development…
Already completed the Foundations series? The Foundations Institute will be open to personnel who have completed all three Foundations Online courses. Only personnel who complete all three Foundations courses will be eligible to register to attend the Foundations Institute which will be offered for the first time in Sacramento in June 2013.The Institute builds on the learning attained in the Early Start Online Foundations Series through live, collaborative practice and problem-solving.

Spring Session (April 2013) will mark the debut of the Skill Base Online Series. Skill Base courses provide content on supporting development within specific developmental domains for children with specific disability conditions. The first Skill Base course focuses on social and emotional development. Watch for Spring Session registration March 4, 2013.

The ESPDflyer2012 offers details about content and implementation schedules and a list of frequently asked questions.

Click here to go directly to the Early Start Online Winter Session registration page. It will be open in February 2013.

We look forward to seeing you all Online and at the Early Start Institutes!

Browse the DDS and WestEd CPEI websites for additional information.

California Early Start is an interagency system of coordinated early intervention  services administered by the Department of Developmental Services in collaboration with the California Department of Education and coordinated by WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention.


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