Facilitated courses are offered three times a year. See the 2023-2024 training schedule for the session dates. Because each course is time-consuming, we limit the amount of facilitated courses you can register for each session to two. Please do not register for more than two facilitated courses per session.
Once you have registered for courses and the session has started, you can access your courses by clicking on the red 'MENU' tab above, navigate to 'My Courses', and click on the name of the Course.
Transition from Early Start
This course covers all aspects of a child and family's transition from Early Start in a flexible, self-paced format. This course increases knowledge and awareness of the roles, responsibilities, and requirements of all parties involved in a child's transition at age three. Individuals may register at any time and proceed through the course at their own pace.
Skill Base: Facilitating Social and Emotional Development
This course offers flexible and self-paced access to content on evidence-based practices to support social and emotional development of infants and toddlers receiving Early Start services. The course features the same essential content as the traditional Early Start Online courses without assignments, discussion forums, facilitation or monitoring. Individuals may register at any time and proceed through the course at their own pace.
Hearing Assessment: Decisions and Documentation for Early Start
This course offers procedures that can be implemented by Early Start service coordinators to monitor the hearing status of children eligible for Early Start. It describes the hearing assessment evaluation and audiological follow up as well as ways to access hearing screening resources in the local community.
What participants have said: "As a teacher I can use the information during my observations, parent meetings, and assessment during the school year. As well as the risk assessment for reduced hearing levels as we are required to test the children in our program."
Early Start Online offers multi-modal personnel development, integrating evidence-based content with interactive learning technologies to facilitate efficient, widespread delivery of training to personnel working with children and families.
The California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network (CEITAN) at WestEd provides program development, training and technical assistance, and evaluation services designed to support capacity building and improve state and local systems of support. The ultimate goal? Improved outcomes for children and youth with developmental delays or disabilities, from birth through postsecondary graduation, and their families.
For more information about Early Start training, technical assistance, and resources and about CEITAN, visit the Early Start Neighborhood.