CEITAN: Home of the Early Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development
CEITAN—the California Early Intervention Technical Assistance Network—offers a wealth of training, technical assistance and support to agencies and programs that deliver early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. A program of the WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention, CEITAN administers the Early Start Institute, which:
- addresses early intervention foundational competencies and skill building for Early Start service coordinators and early interventionists;
- provides comprehensive, in-person professional development and networking opportunities for the entire Early Start community;
- coordinates Effective Practice symposia and special topic trainings on topics such as assessment and evaluation, natural environments, and family issues.
Through this combination of activities, CEITAN facilitates the implementation of the statewide Early Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD), required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. In implementing CSPD, CEITAN partners with the California Department of Developmental Services, the lead state agency identified to carry out Part C requirements and the California Department of Education, the lead agency for Part B.