Registration for Early Start Institute

Registration information and links to online registration for Early Start Institute trainings, including the Foundations Series, the Skill Base Series and Effective Practice, will be posted on this page and in the Early Start Neighborhood. View the scheduled offerings for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 at 2017-2018 Training Schedule.

(Registration for Early Start Online Fall 2017 is closed.)

Effective Practice

  • Effective Practice trainings are conducted as needed. Information and registration are announced via email and through the Early Start Neighborhood. The next Partners Symposium is scheduled for April 26-27, 2018.
  • Some Effective Practice training sessions may be simulcast via webinar if demand for attendance exceeds the venue capacity and at the direction of the Department of Developmental Services.
  • To participate in any webinar, individuals MUST REGISTER! Reminders, materials and login instructions are provided only to registered participants.
  • Registration is not limited; however, late registrants are not accepted.
  • Technology specifications for participation:
    • Laptop or desktop computer with an Internet connection
    • Phone connection (may be wireless or land line)
    • Multiple attendees may join via one Internet connection and speaker phone

Foundations Series and Skill Base Series

  • Register early! Courses fill quickly.
  • Registration is limited; each Foundations course may accommodate up to 80 active participants; Skill Base courses may accommodate up to 120 active participants.
  • Courses may be taken in any order or concurrently.
  • California Early Start personnel and partners are given priority for registration.
  • Registration is prioritized by date of receipt and confirmation of California residency.
  • Registrations received after the course limit has been reached will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Registrants from outside the state of California may be assessed a registration fee.
  • Technology specifications for participation:
    • Computer with an Internet connection
    • Updated Flash player
    • Security access (Some agencies may need to adjust security settings for individual staff to access the course delivery site.)