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To find your local Early Start resources, select the county in which you live, and the resource you are seeking, from the drop down menus below.

To request an assessment for Early Start services, start by contacting the regional center in your county.
For additional questions, please call the Early Start BabyLine at 800-515-BABY (800-515-2229).

Regional Centers

Infants and toddlers, from birth up to 36 months, who have a developmental delay or established risk, or who are at high risk may be eligible to receive services through California’s 21 community-based regional centers. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) contracts with non-profit corporations that operate regional centers.

Regional centers are the single point of entry into the service system that serves people with developmental disabilities across all ages. Regional centers provide intake, evaluation, and assessment to determine eligibility and service needs. They also provide service coordination, advocacy, information, referral, and an array of other services to eligible infants and toddlers and their families.

Early intervention services are provided, purchased, or arranged by regional centers based on the unique needs of the child and family. Early intervention services that are not available through other publicly-funded agencies are generally purchased from community service providers who are “vendored” by the regional center. In some com- munities, regional centers contract with local education agencies (LEAs) to provide special instruction and other related early intervention services through their early childhood special education programs to children served by regional centers.

Regional centers coordinate with LEAs and other local agencies and organizations in evaluation, assessment, development of individualized family service plans, and service provision. For children who are dually served by a regional center and an LEA, basic special education and related services are usually provided by the LEA. Either LEAs or regional centers may be designated to provide service coordination. The regional center may also provide additional early intervention services or other available state services based on the needs of the child and family.

1. Alta California Regional Center
Main Office: Sacramento
Field Offices: Grass Valley, Placerville, Roseville, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Woodland, Yuba City

2. Central Valley Regional Center
Main Office: Fresno
Field Offices: Merced, Visalia

3. Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
Main Office: Alhambra Field Office: Whittier

4. Far Northern Regional Center
Main Office: Redding
Field Offices: Chico, Mt. Shasta, Lake Almanor

5. Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center
Main Office: Los Angeles

6. Golden Gate Regional Center
Main Office: San Francisco
Field Offices: San Rafael San Mateo

7. Harbor Regional Center
Main Office: Torrance

8. Inland Regional Center
Main Office: San Bernardino

9. Kern Regional Center
Main Office: Bakers eld
Field Offices: Bishop, Delano, Lamont, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi

10. North Bay Regional Center
Main Office: Napa
Field Office: Santa Rosa

11. North Los Angeles County Regional Center
Main Office: Van Nuys
Field Offices: Lancaster, Santa Clarita

12. Redwood Coast Regional Center
Main Office: Eureka
Field Offices: Crescent City, Fort Bragg, Lakeport, Ukiah

13. Regional Center of the East Bay
Main Office: San Leandro Field Office: Concord

14. Regional Center of Orange County
Main Office: Santa Ana Field Offices: Cypress

15. San Andreas Regional Center
Main Office: Campbell
Field Offices: Gilroy, Salinas, Watsonville

16. San Diego Regional Center
Main Office: San Diego
Field Offices: Carlsbad Imperial, Santee, National City

17. San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
Main Office: Pomona

18. South Central Los Angeles Regional Center
Main Office: Los Angeles

19. Tri-Counties Regional Center
Main Office: Santa Barbara
Field Offices: Atascadero, Oxnard, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Simi Valley

20. Valley Mountain Regional Center
Main Office: Stockton
Field Offices: Modesto, San Andreas

21. Westside Regional Center
Main Office: Culver City

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