Provider Training

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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.

Training Modules

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.

All records of course completion are maintained within the TRAIN learning management system.

Events

  • 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 March 26-March 31, 2023.
  • Family CAFÉ Annual Conference
    Family Café will be held in Orlando, FL from June 9-11, 2023. 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.

Child Outcome Summary (COS) Process Training Opportunity

The Florida Early Steps Program is pleased to offer the following workshops related to the implementation of the COS Process. This workshop is facilitated by the University of Central Florida (UCF) and is designed to build upon the knowledge learned from the ECTA and DaSy Center Online Modules. Each Local Early Steps Program has a designated date and time for the regional webinars; however, the webinars are all open to accommodate individual scheduling conflicts. Register today at the links below:

 

Date Time LES Office Webinar Registration Link
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 9am Bay Area Click to register
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 11am Central Florida Click to register
Thursday, February 2, 2023 10am Western Panhandle Click to register
Friday, February 3, 2023 9am Gold Coast Click to register
Friday, February 3, 2023 11am West Central Click to register
Friday, February 3, 2023 1pm Gulf Central/Southwest Click to register
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 10am North Central Click to register
Past
Thursday, January 26, 2023 2pm Northeastern
Friday, January 27, 2023 9am Southernmost
Friday, January 27, 2023 11am Space Coast  
Monday, January 30, 2023 9am North Dade  
Monday, January 30, 2023 11am North Beaches  
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 10am Treasure Coast  
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 1pm Big Bend

 

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