Service provided by the Health Planning Council of Southwest Florida, Inc.



Early Steps Gulf Central

Counties served:

Charlotte, DeSoto, Sarasota


Early Steps is an early intervention program serving children age 0-3 with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. Early Steps connects families with professionals who teach them how to improve the development of their children through everyday activities. Early Steps services are based on Early Steps evaluations and your family's concerns, resources, and goals.


4630 17th Street, Sarasota, FL, 34239
941-487 5400, 866-510-5594 (toll free)
Fax: 941-487-5430


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Direct services are available at flexible hours.)


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.


We provide info for resources in these Southwest Florida counties: