Early Discovery is an early intervention initiative of The Children's Trust that offers intervention services free of charge to all families. During COVID-19 they are offering the following services via telehealth:
Early Steps is Florida's early intervention system that offers services to eligible infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) with significant delays or a condition likely to result in a developmental delay. Their early intervention services are meant to support families and caregivers in developing the competence and confidence to help their child learn and developin accordanceto the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C state and federal policies. For support during COVID-19 review Early Steps Program COVID-19 Resources and visit Children's Medical Services and The Florida Health Department for more information.
For services in Miami-Dade County (North of Flagler Street) contact the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at 305-243-6660 or fax 305-243-3501.
For services in Southernmost Coast (South of Flagler and Monroe County) contact Benchmark Human Services at 305-929-8705 or fax 305-600-3713.
For statewide contacts review the Early Steps Contact List
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) is a parenting program initiative ofThe Children's Trust that offers 12 to 18 sessions to children ages 2 to 7 years old and their families. PCIT teaches families how to manage children's difficult behaviors to reduce stress in fun ways through weekly one-hour sessions. During COVID-19 they are offering services via telehealth.
Jump Start Early Childhood Consultation is an initiative of The Children's Trust that offers consultations to early learning programs, educators, and caregivers in an effort to promote social-emotional development in children ages 0 to 5 years old. During COVID-19 they are offering the following services via telehealth.
Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) is an initiative of The Children's Trust that typically offers classroom coaching but during COVID-19 these services have been postponed until schools reopen and web-based trainings for teachers, school staff, and allied health professionals are being developed.
Step Up AT is an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs. Step Up AT offers online learning modules for teachers and parents to support the early learning needs of young children with disabilities. They also offer consultations to those who would like coaching on how to use AT supports in the virtual classroom or at home (based on coach availability).
Parent Club is an initiative of The Children's Trust that has partnered with local parenting experts and Miami-Dade County Public Schools to offer free, countywide 90-minute workshops on relevant topics about raising children that are successful, healthy, and happy. During COVID-19 they are offering the following services via telehealth:
Families First is an initiative of The Children's Trust that offers evidenced-based and relationship-focused parenting groups based on two curriculums, Baby and Me for infants and The Incredible Years for parents with young children. During COVID-19 they are offering parenting groups for families with young children via telehealth.
Pediatric Mobile Clinic offers medical care to uninsured children in need. Services include well-visits, sports physicals, immunizations, management of chronic conditions, urgent care, mental health, and social work. During COVID-19 they are offering services via telehealth by appointment.
Family Navigator is an initiative funded by the TAFT Foundation to empower, support, and educate families through a Family Navigator that works with families to help them get services for their children. Family Navigators are parents of children with disabilities or special health needs that have navigated through the systems of care on behalf of their children. They help to identify family strengths, connect caregivers with needed services, advocate for children, address concerns related to school, and connect with other families of children with special needs.