Training, Technical Assistance and Information Centers
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
CPIN provides professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school. CPIN is organized into 11 regions of the state that disseminate information, training and resources to their particular region. The site offers a variety of web resources as well as links to the California Preschool Online Learning Center.
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation develops strategies to help Head Start programs build a strong mental health foundation for their children, families and staff. This site offers free access to resources such as toolkits, tutorials, and various handouts. An A-Z resource guide on the home page enables users to find topics quickly.
Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL)
CELL offers early literacy learning practices for practitioners and caregivers. Resources include free access to numerous videos, practice guides, PowerPoint modules, and research studies conducted by CELL staff. A limited collection is available in Spanish.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
CSEFEL promotes the social-emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. The site offers extensive, user-friendly training materials, videos, and print resources to help early care, health and education providers.
The Early Childhood Outcomes Center
The Early Childhood Outcomes Center provides national leadership in assisting states with the implementation of high quality outcome systems for early intervention and early childhood special education programs. The website provides up-to-date information and resources for state and local administrators, technical assistance providers, teachers, other direct service providers, and families. It offers specialized training material such as training modules, training activities, and various handouts.
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA)
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) is dedicated to supporting and improving systems, practices, and outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families. This site offers numerous resources such as free access to presentation materials from various national technical assistance events, conferences, and webinars as well as various ECTA publications and newsletters. The site also offers a page on important topics.
National Center for Medical Home Implementation
The National Center for Medical Home Implementation works to ensure that all children and youth, including children with special needs, have access to a medical home. Free access to toolkits, presentations, and articles are offered.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
NICHCY is the central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. This site offers an array of resources such as research summaries, publications, and modules.
Pathways offers parents and health professionals resources about early detection and early intervention of children’s sensory, motor, and communication development. Free materials include brochures, handouts, and videos in more than 15 languages. Links to journal article abstracts are available for free as well.
Project TaCTICS (Therapists as Collaborative Team members for Infant/Toddler Community Services) was originally an outreach training project funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. The website is maintained to share tools useful in skillfully navigating the path toward provision of Part C services using the child/family’s daily routines, activities, and events as a context for assessment and intervention. This site offers practitioners useful training modules that can be accessed online free of charge.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)
TACSEI works to research practices that improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities. Resources include free access to articles, brochures, handouts, and videos.
The Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE) works to identify and promote the use of evidence-based practices and models for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination for infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays or disabilities who are eligible for early intervention or preschool special education. This site offers practitioners access to research material including articles, practice guides, and bibliographies.