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East County SELPA Early Start Infant Programs

​​​​​​​​​As part of California Early Start, the East County SELPA  provides quality early intervention services through the program at no cost to families through three East County school districts.

Cajon Valley Union School District provides services for families residing within the school district boundaries of Alpine, Dehesa, Cajon Valley, Jamul-Dulzura, and Mountain Empire.

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District provides services for families residing within its school district boundaries as well as the Lemon Grove School District boundaries.

In addition to serving those that reside within their boundaries, Lakeside Union School District also provides services to those residing in the Santee School District.

The Early Start program is a public special education program that offers services to infants and toddlers with special needs and their families. Services are available to children from birth to 3 years old who are showing significant delay in at least one area of development or have a condition with a known probability of causing a disability or delay.  if you have concerns about your infant or toddler's development, you may make a referral by calling: 800-281-8252.

Once eligibility has been determined, an Individualized Family Service Plan is developed by a team that includes the family and early intervention specialist from a Local Education Agency (LEA), San Diego Regional Centers for the Developmentally Disabled and other California Early Start agencies.

For information on Frequently Asked Questions on Early Start, click here.

If you believe your child may have a significant delay in their development or have a condition with a known probability of causing a disability or delay, you may make a referral by calling 800-281-8252.