Early Steps is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to eligible children, birth to thirty-six months, with significant developmental delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Early intervention is provided to support families and caregivers in developing competence and confidence to help their child learn and develop.
Services are based on Early Steps evaluations and your family's concerns, resources, and goals. Early Steps uses a Team-Based Primary Service Provider approach to empower each eligible family by providing a comprehensive team of professionals from the beginning of services through the transition. Our goal is for the family to receive strong support from one person, provide a comprehensive team of professionals from beginning to end, and for the family to have fewer appointments and more time to be a “family.” Services are provided to the family and child where they live, learn, and play, to enable the family to implement developmentally appropriate learning opportunities during everyday activities and routines. Most services will be early intervention for home visits. Click on the link below for a short video that demonstrates and explains early intervention home visits.
Easterseals Florida is home to two of Florida's Early Steps Programs.
To make a referral to TCES, please Contact Us.
To make a referral to SMCES, please Contact Us.