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Early Education Programs and Services

For online professional development opportunities please register and enroll by visiting the California Early Childhood Online website.


Our mission is to provide early intervention, professional development, and foster leadership to ensure every child has equitable access to high quality early education by supporting the individual needs of children, families, and early learning and care settings which result in sustainable changes.

The Early Education Programs and Services Unit provides:

  • Early intervention services to infants/toddlers with special needs birth to three years of age and their families
  • Professional development to support quality early education programs for children birth to five
  • Leadership in developing preschool experiences that are developmentally appropriate and designed to promote school readiness for all children
  • Oversight to Local Child Care and Development Planning Council

Early Intervention is provided through:

Support for Early Education programs includes:

A Parents Guide to Early Education

What services do you need? Do you qualify for vouchers? Do you know what “quality” looks like? Check out "A Parents Guide to Early Education."