CEITAN: Home of the Early Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

CEITAN—the California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network—offers a wealth of training, technical assistance and support to agencies and programs that deliver early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. A program of the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention, CEITAN

  • administers Early Start Online, which address early intervention competencies and skill building for Early Start service coordinators and early interventionists;
  • coordinates special topic trainings and forums on topics such as assessment and evaluation, natural environments, and family issues; MORE

California Early Start: Making a Difference

Early Start LogoEarly Start is the California program responsible for ensuring that early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families are provided statewide in a coordinated and family-centered system.

Early intervention services are provided under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C —the Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. Infants and toddlers from birth to 36 months may be eligible for early intervention services if they have a developmental delay in either cognitive, communication, social or emotional, adaptive, or physical and motor development including vision and hearing or they have an established risk condition with a high probability of resulting in delayed development. MORE