Early Childhood Intervention and Education

  • Early Start Program: Early Start is a California government program providing services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Eligible families are provided with evaluation, assessment, and service coordination free of charge. dds.ca.gov/EarlyStart Email: [email protected]. Phone: (800) 515-BABY.
  • California School for the Deaf (CSD): The California School for the Deaf (CSD), located in Fremont, is a free and public accredited school in the state of California that serves Deaf children through both English and ASL in a bilingual environment.  CSD provides excellent academic, student life, career, and athletic opportunities for students all the way through high school. csdeagles.com Phone: (510) 794-3666
  • Center for Early Intervention on Deafness (CEID): CEID’s mission is to maximize the communication potential of young children (0-5 years old) who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have severe speech and language delays by providing exemplary early start educational services. CEID is located in Berkeley, CA, and provides early education, family support, community audiology services, and more. Ceid.org Email: [email protected]. Phone: (510) 848-4800.
  • CCHAT Center: Located in Sacramento, CA, the CCHAT school is an auditory/oral school whose mission is to teach children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and develop spoken language. CCHAT enrolls children aged 8 weeks to 5 years. cchatsacramento.org. Email: [email protected] Phone: (916) 361-7290.
  • Listen to Me! Summer Institute: An intensive one-week training program for children, families, and professionals to learn how to foster listening and spoken language development with cochlear implants. Listen to Me! is part of the Baker Institute for Children with Hearing Loss. It takes place every year at the Stanford University campus and includes presentations from leading experts in the field. bakerinstituteforchildren.org/listentome Email: [email protected]. For Spanish, email: [email protected].
  • Family Audiology Counseling Education Speech (FACES): FACES, a program offered by the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California (HSC), is a comprehensive program for families of infants and toddlers recently diagnosed with hearing loss. The program connects families to appropriate resources and helps create a plan for education, communication modality, and hearing devices. Parents may be referred to the HSC's Infant & Toddler Communication Program, a class for children 18-36 months in age. hearingspeech.org/main/care-treatment/support/support-for-babies Phone: (415)921-7658. TTY: (415)921-8990.
  • Weingarten Children’s Center (WCC): WCC is a non-profit organization located in Redwood City, CA that offers myriad educational and therapeutic opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing kids. Programs offered include music classes, speech and language therapies, diagnostic evaluations, audiological services, any much more. listenspeaklearn.org. Email: [email protected] Phone: (650) 365-7500




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