Early Steps Training
Early Steps understands that early intervention is rapidly evolving, which is why in-service training and staff development is vital to the success of our providers and families.
Below are online trainings and resources, as well as upcoming professional development events, for individuals providing services to infants and toddlers with established conditions and developmental delays. These trainings will prepare providers to better meet the challenges of their positions and to work effectively in Florida’s Early Steps system.
Early Steps training modules and assessments can be found on TRAIN.org. If it is your first time visiting the site, please contact your Local Early Steps (LES) TRAIN administrator for assistance with creating an account and enrollment in training plans.
Record of course completion, outside of the TRAIN learning management system, will be maintained for five years following the completion date.
- Early Steps Orientation Training Modules
- Early Steps Developing High-Quality, Functional Individualized Family Support Plan (IFSP) Outcomes
- Early Steps Child Outcomes Summary Process
- Early Steps Service Coordinator Apprenticeship Training
- Early Steps Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist Training
- Early Steps Training Module Guidance
- Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting
This annual conference is for professionals who provide screening, diagnostic, and early intervention support at the state or local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; as well as parents of children with hearing loss, and deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. This conference usually occurs the first week of March.
- Children’s Week Florida
Children’s Week Florida an annual event held in the state that celebrates and honors its commitment to children and advocates. Children’s Week Florida brings advocates together to deliver the message that every child should be healthy, ready to learn, and able to achieve their full potential. Next year, the event will take place from January 31-February 4, 2022.
- Family CAFÉ Annual Conference
Family Café will be held in Orlando, FL from May 27-May 29, 2022. This event is for families who have a loved one with a disability or special health care needs, providing a forum on advocacy and information on program services available.