Before 2020 Leaves - Here are a few more EI items

Available to EI Families and Programs in need of PPE equipment? Contact your local Regional Center for masks (Children sizes), sanitizer, etc.

Report: If a child, family member on your caseload, staff identifies as positive please contact the Service Coordinator. DDS is keeping track of these statistics in addition to the local Department of Health.

Addressing Early Start Child Find and Referrals:
The Department of Developmental Services has developed a new pathway brochure for families to assist accessing Early Start. They have also released a revised Early Start Healthcare Provider Brochure. click here

Revised Early Start Info graphic - The Early Start Community (ca.gov)
For more information regarding Early Start services and referrals, please contact the Early Start BabyLine at 800 – 515 – BABY (800 – 515 – 2229) or [email protected].  

Regional Center Early Start Intake and Family Resource Centers: Regional Center Early Start Intake and Family Resource Centers : CA Department of Developmental Services
 
Q&A Extension of EI Services: Have been extended to January 2021
Frequently Asked Questions click here

DS Task Force Meetings to add to your calendar:

DS Task Force Meeting to Discuss Workgroup Recommendations
Thursday, December 17, 2020
2:30-4:30 pm

Please register in advance for this webinar:
https://cal-dds.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4CB0KPDyQvmj8ZGK-sV44w

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing your link to join the Zoom webinar.

Oversight, Accountability and Transparency Workgroup
Monday, December 14, 2020
12:00 – 2:00 pm
Please register in advance for this webinar:
https://cal-dds.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FDR5fQu9SpKnZfeLL5I3kw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing your link to join the Zoom webinar.

Due December 18th - Have you shared with families? Survey

Holiday Cautions: Some words from DDS
Holiday Gatherings (ca.gov)

Community Vaccine Advisory Committee more information

Resources:  
  • California Budget -"With New Deficits Looming, California Will Weigh its Options for Allocating a Large Revenue Windfall" more information
  • After Reaching the Lowest Child Uninsured Rates in CA history , Children losing their Health Coverage. more information
  • Dual Language Learner Recommendations: more information
  • Ensuring Whole-Child well-being as a foundation for learning. more information
Soon there will be a "Vaccine Finder” where you can check out where vaccines will be available according to tiers.
Upcoming meetings:
  • Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020
  • Monday, Dec 21, 2020
  • Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
  • Saturday, Jan 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
  • Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

You can provide written comments directly to the committee or to the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) agency and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) by sending comments to:
[email protected]  

Upcoming events:
Add January 25th, 2021 to your calendar: IDA 6th Annual IDA Policy Update. Register Here

Wishing you safe, healthy holidays for you and your families on behalf of the Infant Development Association. We look forward to working with you in 2021.

Fran Chasen and Annie Cox
IDA Liaisons

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