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ES Wellness, Mental Health & Resilience Series: What Does Mental Health Mean for Infants & Toddlers?


Special Workshops

DDS and California Early Start present the Early Start Webinar Series (December 2020 thru May 2021) to address the needs of Early Start during the coronavirus pandemic. This Webinar Series offers:

  • Telepractice Series which focuses on web-based strategies to support the development of infants and toddlers in Early Start.
  • Wellness, Mental Health, and Resilience Series which focuses on preventing, recognizing, and addressing stressors for children, families, and professionals.

Sign up now for the THIRD Webinar in the Wellness, Mental Health and Resilience series, "What Does Mental Health Mean for Infants and Toddlers?," with Eliza Harley, Ph.D., and Genevieve Skale, Psy.D., University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

To learn more or to register, visit Early Start Online at

  1. Login or create an account
  2. Enroll in a Webinar Series
  3. Sign up for individual webinars in the series as they become available

Early Start Personnel Development is a collaborative effort of the California Department of Developmental Services and California Department of Education, administered by WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI).

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Infant Massage


Special Workshops

Lanterman's Koch-Young Resource Center presents Infant Massage, a three-session parent and me series designed for children ages birth to crawling.

Parents will learn the benefits of infant massage, including:

  • Helps to decrease stress for you and your baby.
  • Helps relieve discomfort from constipation, gas and colic.
  • Helps normalize muscle tone and improve blood circulation.
  • Stimulates brain development and improves sensory awareness.
  • Promotes bonding and attachment.

Space is limited, registration in advance required. The series runs for three weeks on Tuesdays, February 23 to March 09, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Register online:

For more information, contact Paola Coronado at 213.252.8348 or

Program made possible by a contribution from the Fred and June MacMurray Foundation.

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