Community Programs & Resources : Early Steps

Early Steps

Program Contact Information
305-243-6660
Umailmancenter@med.miami.edu

Who we are
The Miami-Dade North Early Steps Program at the University of Miami is one of 15 Early Steps programs in the state of Florida.

What we do
We offer multidisciplinary assessments and coordinate early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to thirty-six months of age), who either have developmental delays or who have conditions that place them at risk for a significant delay.
Early intervention services involve providers (e.g., Infant Toddler Developmental Specialists, Physical Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists) working with children and families in their natural environments. Our early intervention providers follow a caregiver coaching model: Providers guide and teach parents and other caregivers how they can use certain strategies to support their children’s learning and development during the family’s everyday routines and activities. This means the caregiver must be involved in the sessions and that children get the opportunity to practice skills while they play, eat meals, take a bath, feed the family pet, and during many more daily routines. Research has proven that repetition is key for children’s learning and development, and the goal of our caregiver coaching model is to empower those who spend the most time with children – their own caregivers – to be able to teach them continuously!

Who we serve
Infants and Toddlers (0-3 years) who have or are at risk for significant developmental delays.

What do we cost
Medicaid and most insurances accepted

Where we are located
Clinic:
Mailman Center for Child Development
1601 N.W. 12th Avenue, 2nd Floor Clinic (D-820)
Miami, Florida 33136

Administrative Offices:
Don Soffer Clinical Research Center
1120 NW 14 Street, 12th Floor
Miami, Florida 33136

We also provide services via secure video connection (Telehealth)