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.
All records of course completion are maintained within the TRAIN learning management system.
- 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 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
The Florida Early Steps Program hosted workshops related to the implementation of the COS Process. These workshops were facilitated by the University of Central Florida (UCF) and are designed to build upon the knowledge learned from the ECTA and DaSy Center Online Modules. View the recordings by LES below:
|Date||Time||LES Office||Webinar Recordings|
|Thursday, January 26, 2023||2pm||Northeastern||View|
|Friday, January 27, 2023||9am||Southernmost||View|
|Friday, January 27, 2023||11am||Space Coast||View|
|Monday, January 30, 2023||9am||North Dade||View|
|Monday, January 30, 2023||11am||North Beaches||View|
|Tuesday, January 31, 2023||10am||Treasure Coast||View|
|Tuesday, January 31, 2023||1pm||Big Bend||View|
|Wednesday, February 1, 2023||9am||Bay Area||View|
|Wednesday, February 1, 2023||11am||Central Florida||View|
|Thursday, February 2, 2023||10am||Western Panhandle||View|
|Friday, February 3, 2023||9am||Gold Coast||View|
|Friday, February 3, 2023||11am||West Central||View|
|Friday, February 3, 2023||1pm||Gulf Central/Southwest||View|
|Tuesday, February 7, 2023||10am||North Central||View|