Now is a critical time to evaluate and improve California’s early identification and intervention (EII) system by leveraging the state’s existing county Help Me Grow (HMG) systems.
California should develop a strategy to collect and use kindergarten readiness data in every county and across the state, in order to improve school outcomes and direct funding for early childhood programs in the most effective way.
Cinthia Diaz • Aug 28, 2020
Effective August 1st, individuals receiving Medi-Cal who have been diagnosed with a maternal mental health condition, including postpartum depression (PPD), may qualify for an extension of coverage for up to a year.
Aug 24, 2020
California’s early identification and intervention (EII) system is complicated. This interactive flowchart shows the various pathways families with low-income may follow when seeking services for a developmental or mental health concern.
Alexandra Parma • Sep 22, 2020
When a child shows signs of a developmental concern, getting connected to supports early is key. Leticia DeGracia, a Sacramento mother of four young children, knew this was true and took swift action when two of her children, Jaqueline and Brandon, showed symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Sep 8, 2020
Karla and Brianna’s story highlights the challenges that a lot of families face when dealing with the early identification and intervention system and the important role that support systems can play.
The All Together Now Early Childhood Resource Library compiles and shares relevant research, data, and stories from across California. These resources were created by organizations doing important work to support early childhood.Learn More
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