CA Early Start (CES) is intended for infants and toddlers who have a developmental delay or disability, or an established risk condition with a high probability of resulting in a delay. The Exceptional Family Resource Center (EFRC) serves as a “Point of Entry” for CA Early Start Services in Diego and Imperial Counties, and participates on a multi-agency collaborative which includes Regional Center and your Local Education Agency (LEA).
If you have a concern about your child’s development, we encourage you to contact EFRC Family Support Liaisons who will assist you with intake, support and resources.
You may also contact your child’s health care provider, your Local Education Agency (LEA) or Regional Center. Your child will then be referred to a team of experts from Regional Center for an assessment to determine eligibility. If your child is found eligible for CA Early Start Services, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. An Individualized family Service Plan or IFSP is a written plan for providing early intervention services to an infant or toddler who is at risk or has been diagnosed with a disability and their family.
CA Early Start Services (San Diego County)
|Cajon Valley Union School District||East County
|Lakeside School District||East County
|La Mesa/Spring Valley School District||East County
|Hope Infant Family Support Program||North/South County 858.295.6224|
|San Diego Regional Center||858.576.2996|
|San Diego Unified School District-Early Childhood Education||City of San Diego
CA Early Intervention Services (Imperial County)
|Exceptional Family Resource Center||760.355.0147|
|Imperial County Infant Program||760.312.6640|
|San Diego Regional Center||760.355.8393|
A Guide for Parents/Guía Para Padres de Familia
- Early Start Transition
- Special Education Preschool
- Take A Minute-Relationships Matter
- Transición: Dejando el Sistema de Intervención Temprana
- Educación Especial Preescola
- Disability Rights CA Special Education Rights & Responsibilities Manual
(Includes Early Intervention, Preschool Services and more)
CA Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS) Early Start
(Includes resources, infographics, fact sheets and Learn the Signs
- CDE Dispute Resolution
- California Early Childhood Educator Competencies
- California Preschool Learning Foundations
- Inclusion Works
- Early Intervention Acronyms
- Center for Parent Information & Resources
- Individual Family Service Plan
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