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We can help you navigate the system of Early Start and special education services in Contra Costa County.  We offer workshops (in English and Spanish) to help you become familiar with the process of developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child.

Early Start, Special Education & IEP Resources

Early Start (birth to child's 3rd birthday)

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  California's Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers
  Programas de Intervención Temprana en California para Niños e Infantes
  Early Intervention Programs
  Programas de Intervención Temprana
  Prevention Program for Infants and Toddlers

Preschool (age 3 to 5)

  Special Education Preschool Services
  Servicios de Educación Especial Pre-Escolar
  When a Child Turns Three Years Old: Transition from Early Start to Preschool
  Cuando un Niño Cumple Tres Años: Transición de Intervención Temprana a Pre-Escolar
  Is This Program a Good Match for My Child? Observation Checklist for Community-Based Childcare and Preschool Programs
  Es Este Programa el Indicado para Mi Niño/a? Lista de Observación y Chequeo de los Programas de Cuidado de Niños y Preescolares Comunitarios
  CARE Parent Network IEP Worksheet (Older Kids)
  CARE Parent Network IEP Worksheet (Younger Kids)
  CARE Parent Network Hoja de Trabajo para IEP
  Individualized Education Program (IEP) Handbook (English)
  Manual para el Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP)
  Being and Effective IEP Team Member: A Checklist for Parents
  Sea un Miembro Efectivo en el Equipo del IEP: Una Lista para los Padres
  Advocacy Resources
  Recursos de Abogacia

Section 504

  Section 504


  Preparing for Kindergarten: A Checklist for Parents
  Preparándose para el Jardín de Niños: Una Lista para Padres

Special Education and Private Schools

  Special Education and Private Schools
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