Baby & Child Mental Health
This short animated video, produced by California Early Start/DDS, shows a family going through the process of applying for and receiving Early Start services. It explains what Early Start services are, and how to apply for them.
Early Intervention is key to helping your baby or toddler who may have developmental delays and/or disabilities. Learn more about free services & supports in this Public Service Announcement about Early Start.
Early Intervention is services and supports available to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.
The Early Start Program can be accessed through local regional centers, county office of education, health and human service agencies, and a network of local family resources centers (FRCs).
The evaluation, assessment, and service coordination are all done at no cost. Your service coordinator will provide more information on how early start services are paid.
Anyone. Anyone can make a referral, including the parents, medical providers, neighbors, friends, family members, foster parents, and daycare providers.