Welcome to our video series, “Get an Early Start!”

These videos are designed to help families of young children 0-3 years, and the professionals who serve them.  Viewers will learn about some simple tools and strategies to use with children who have a disability or a delay.  These videos also provide information on the early intervention services available in California.  We think you will find these videos helpful. We value your feedback, so please complete the short survey after each video. These videos were funded in part by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Typical Language and Literacy Development

Here you will learn about typical language and literacy development, and how to use some easy strategies to encourage your child’s language and literacy. The accompanying resource guide is full of information and charts you can use.

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What To Do if Your Child has a Language Delay

When your toddler has a language delay, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. There are some simple, easy-to-use tools and strategies you can use to help your late talker communicate. The accompanying resource guide will provide you with additional information.


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Struggles at Storytime

There are some simple tips and tools to help your 0-3 year old who struggles with traditional storytime activities. The accompanying resource guide will provide you with additional information.


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Early Intervention Services in California

When you suspect your infant or toddler has a delay or is diagnosed with a disability, it is important to know all the resources available to help you and your child. This video and resource guide will help you know what services are available in your community and how to access them.


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Transition From Early Start

When  a child who is receiving services through Early Start in California turns three, those services, if they are still needed, are served by the School Systems. Find out about this transition in this short video, and what resources are available in California.


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