Early Steps is a statewide system of early intervention services focused on parent education. Early Steps connects families with professionals who teach them how to improve the development of their children through everyday activities. Evaluations to determine eligibility are provided at no cost to families regardless of income. Children birth to three years old who are suspected to have a developmental delay or have been diagnosed with a condition likely to lead to developmental delay should be referred to the local Early Steps program.
Early Steps of Southwest Florida
For children living in Collier or Lee referrals should be made by calling FDLRS at 1-866-551-8363.
For Children living in Hendry and Glades referrals should be made by calling Early Steps of SW Florida directly at (239) 433-6700.
To link to the Early Steps of SW Florida providers page click here.
To link to the Early Steps of SW Florida families page click here.