Family Support

CEID’s services are comprehensive, flexible, warm, and caring. We strive to meet the unique needs of each family, while always keeping the children’s well-being and growth our priority.

Specific supports for our families include:dsc_0492

  • Parent Support Group
  • Sign Classes
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Family Events and Activities
  • Parent Newsletter

CEID’s staff enhances families’ capacity to support the growth and development of all family members – adults, youth, and children. Our programs and services, in addition to strengthening children’s ability to communicate and succeed, also affirm families’ cultural, racial, and linguistic identities. We want to be resources to CEID families and help them be resources to their own members, to other families, to programs, and to the communities in which they live. We understand that CEID is but a link in the larger system of supports and services that our constituents need and deserve.

To this end, staff and families advocate programs and services that are appropriate, meaningful, comprehensive, continually responsive to emerging family and community needs, and accountable. We work with families to mobilize and access the formal and informal supports they and their children need and often accompany parents to meetings, appointments and school visits in which they may need additional support.

CEID is firmly embedded in our Berkeley community, in Alameda County, and in the state of California. We contribute to the community-building process through active participation in local and state issues and through reaching out to the community to support issues that impact the population we serve.