Every child grows and develops at their own pace, but research shows that a child’s first three years are the most important time for learning. Florida’s Early Steps Program provides early intervention services to eligible infants and toddlers, from birth to 36 months, with developmental delays, disabilities and at-risk conditions.
Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential
Early Steps’ intervention services are designed to support young children in their development, as well as the families who love them.
Services are based on a child’s strengths and needs and may include:
Families know their child best and are valued members in decision-making about their child’s needs.
Early Steps recognizes how essential the parent role is in a child’s life. For this reason, Early Steps works to partner with families. We believe that an active and engaged partnership supports families in addressing each child’s unique needs.
Parents with children ages birth to 36 months with concerns about their child’s development are invited to contact our local Early Steps office for more information or to make a referral at 386-873-0365.
Children by age 3, leave the Early Steps program once they have met their developmental goals and no longer require Early Steps’ early intervention services.
Children who continue to need developmental services after their third birthday may transition to services provided through the school district or other community organizations.
The Early Steps program is professionally managed by a program manager, assistant manager, and multiple family service coordinators and family resource specialists.
Early Steps covers Volusia, Flagler, Lake, Sumter, and Putnam Counties. These offices include:
Early Steps North Beaches
1673 Mason Ave., Ste 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Early Steps DeLand
1450 S. Woodland Blvd. Ste 200A
DeLand, FL 32720
Early Steps Flagler
160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite A113
Palm Coast, Fl 32720
Early Steps Lake, Sumter
3261 US Hwy 441/27, Unit B2
Fruitland Park, FL 34731-4492
Early Steps Putnam
421 Saint Johns Avenue, Suite 1
Palatka, FL 32177
Early Steps Flyers:
Teaching Families to meet the developmental needs of their children
The Early Steps Approach: An Overview for Families
Referring Children Birth to 36 Months for Free Developmental Evaluation
Your Child's Growth and Developmental Steps from Birth to 36 Months