The Early Steps Program is Florida's response to federal legislation ensuring that early intervention services and supports to families of infants and toddlers who are at risk or have delays in development are provided in a coordinated, family-centered system of services and supports that are available statewide. Early Steps supports families in their relationships with their child as the vehicle for intervention. The goal is for the family to receive strong support through a primary coach approach to teaming that assigns one member of a multidisciplinary team as the primary coach, where he or she receives coaching from other team members, and uses coaching with parents and other primary caregivers to support and strengthen their confidence and competence in promoting child learning and development. Services and supports are provided to the family and child where they live, learn and play, to enable the family to implement developmentally appropriate learning opportunities during everyday activities and routines.
Age: birth to thirty six months