Early Start Program, Part C - Birth to 36 Months
Early Start is a statewide system of early intervention services for families 1) that have infants or toddlers between the ages of birth to 36 months, and 2) whose children have a developmental delay or disability, or have an established risk condition that has a high probability of resulting in a delay.
Services are provided in a family-centered, multi-disciplinary, inter-agency, and community based system. California's Early Start system designates the Regional Center as the lead agency to administer and implement Early Start. The LEA (Local Educational Agency) is responsible for assessment and services to solely low incidence disabilities and mandated programs.