Take a Minute Materials

The Take a Minute materials are designed to support parents and professionals to support the social and emotional development of very young children receiving Early Start services. They are resources produced through activities of the California State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP).

Take a Minute – Relationships Matter! Flyers

This flyer is designed to give parents of infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities information on social and emotional development, as well as tips on how they can build a strong relationship with their child to improve their child’s social and emotional development. Anyone in the Early Start community is encouraged to download and print this resource by clicking on the title above. The flyer is available in 14 languages.

Take a Minute – Provider Tips for Supporting Social-Emotional Development

This tool is for Early Start providers, including direct service providers and service coordinators, to use when working with families. The checklist includes eight (8) family-centered best practices for all early intervention providers.


Provider Tips (PDF)

Evidentiary Support for the Take a Minute Campaign

The Take a Minute – Relationships Matter! campaign, developed as part of the California State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), includes evidence-based materials for both parents and providers to enhance the social-emotional development of infants and toddlers with disabilities.


Evidentiary Support (PDF)

For more information about California’s SSIP, visit the informational page on the DDS web site.

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