Introduction

Early Start Online: Expanding Training Opportunities and Making Them Accessible and Convenient

The California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network (CEITAN) provides training for early intervention service coordinators, service providers, specialists, administrators, and other early intervention personnel. Early intervention training is funded by the Department of Developmental Services and coordinated by CEITAN under the contract for the Early Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development with the WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. Training includes:

Early Start Neighborhood
The Early Start Neighborhood is an online community housing interactive groups, news. discussion forums, links to resources, and archives of training materials. Interactions in the Neighborhood support staff participation and integration of new knowledge into daily work through private, networked learning and practice cohorts. Go to esneighborhood.net to join Early Start colleagues in the Neighborhood.

Early Start Training Curricula
At the heart of all Early Start training is the comprehensive, evidence-based content that the field has come to expect from Early Start personnel development. The core curriculum and learning outcomes are aligned with the Early Start Personnel Manual competencies. Delivery of training is guided by the Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative Core Messages. All content is developed in collaboration with the Department of Developmental Services and partners from the California Department of Education as well as professional and parent leaders. Content is reviewed and approved by the Department of Developmental Services.

Co-Directors: Virginia Reynolds and Debra Benitez
Early Start Training Coordinator: Angela McGuire