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Early Start expansion

September 15, 2022

More babies and toddlers can qualify for Early Start, California's early intervention program for children from birth up to age 3. 

  • New eligibility threshold is 25% delay in any one area
  • Receptive & expressive language are now separate domains
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome added as risk factor

These changes went into effect June 30, 2022. For more information, see