Since November 1, 2007, Easter Seals Florida has been home to the Treasure Coast Early Steps (TCES) program. TCES provides early intervention services to children and their families residing in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties on the southeast coast of Florida making it one of the largest regional programs in the state system.
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.
TCES services are based on Early Steps evaluations and your family's concerns, resources, and goals. TCES 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.
Questions can be answered by calling (561) 881-2882
Music Together® Program
Make Music Together® with Early Steps - virtually! This new program allows those that live in the surrounding five counties to participate in a FREE 8-week course full of musical fun. You'll be singing, laughing, and learning with your little one while experiencing this new adventure of possibilities when making music together!
For more information please contact, Natalie Eno, firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes begin on September 24th, 2021!
"My entire family has thoroughly enjoyed the Music Together® Program. My daughter, Mckenzie (2.5 years old), was attending music therapy classes at the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, the class did not continue online. As soon as I heard about Music Together®, we signed up. My older daughter, Madison (6 years old), husband, and I all participate together. Throughout the week, we listen to music on the phone application and music CD. Now we all know the songs and sing them together. My girls have even picked up on the tonality and rhythm of the songs. The class, and everyone who makes it happen, is an incredible blessing to us all. Thank you Easterseals and Early Steps, for allowing us to take advantage of this opportunity!"
"I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Wendy and Ms. Natalie! We have had so much fun participating in their Music Together class and what a blessing it has been! My daughter Magnolia was born three months early, and because of that has a speech delay along with some other special needs. This class has not only been a welcome break in our mundane weeks but has definitely had a positive impact on my sweet girl. Her range of sounds has increased greatly since starting this class and her love of music has flourished! We are so thankful to be given this opportunity and hope many other families can benefit from it in the future! Thank you, Ms. Natalie and Ms. Wendy, and the generous sponsors that support this program!"
View our Early Wishes Video from the Family Cafe: http://youtu.be/XyzS1XZorSw
To make a referral to TCES, please Contact Us.
Treasure Coast Early Steps is funded in part by the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. The Children’s Services Council is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in St.Lucie, Palm Beach & Martin Counties.