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Every child develops at their own pace. Early Steps helps them along the way.

Early Steps provides free early intervention services to infants and toddlers, from birth to 36 months, with developmental delays, disabilities and at-risk conditions.

First, learn if your child may be eligible.


Then, make a referral!

Make a Referral
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Celebrate your child’s growth

There’s no better feeling than watching your child grow and discover the world around them. Mark your baby’s first year by downloading the free monthly milestone cards below!

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When it comes to your child’s growth and development, you’re not alone

Florida’s Early Steps program is here to help. We work closely with your family to provide early intervention services where your child lives, learns and plays.

Early Steps supports families and gives parents the confidence to advocate for their child. We understand that each child is unique, which is why we build on their individual strengths to form a plan that evolves as your child grows and develops.

Early Steps Program Families Say:

Before Early Steps, our daughter had one therapist who we had to travel to see. We were always missing appointments because of schedule conflicts and issues with traveling. Once we got in with Early Steps, she got more of the therapy she desperately needed. They came to our house, making scheduling a lot easier. Early Steps has made everything so much easier. We have a set schedule every week, which makes appointment setting a breeze, rather than the hassle it used to be.
Early Steps Parent
Our service coordinator has been by far the cornerstone of our daughter's treatments. We could not have made it this far without her. She has, on many occasions, gone above and beyond her duties and made herself available to us for any questions or concerns involving our daughter's development. She, as well as the entire Early Steps staff, has surpassed all our expectations. We are eternally grateful for all their hard work.
Early Steps Parent
Before he was two years old, we noticed our son had difficulty communicating and wasn't saying any words. He was diagnosed with Autism and we began receiving services through Early Steps. Not only has his vocabulary grown exponentially, he is starting to use short, simple sentences. We credit our service coordinator's efforts and Early Steps for our son's encouraging and measurable progress.
Early Steps Parent
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