Early Steps

State Capitol (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Health Dept. Slashes “Early Steps” Admin Jobs

Blaming a budget shortfall, the Florida Department of Health has laid off most of the administrators at the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.

02/25/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Critics Warn Cuts Will Harm Services To Toddlers

Blaming a budget shortfall, the Florida Department of Health has laid off most of the administrators at the Early Steps program, which serves babies and toddlers with developmental disabilities and delays.

02/24/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Children’s Services Could See Big Gains In Budget

Thanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida’s children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session.

02/03/2014

Stacia Victorero enrolled her son Aiden in the Early Steps program at Miami Children's Hospital.  (Source: CBS4)

Supporters Push For Funding For Early Steps Program

The Early Steps program, which has helped hundreds of children with developmental problems, may cease to exist after state and federal funding were cut.

CBS4–01/24/2012