Healthy Steps for Young Children

What parent hasn’t wished at one time or another that their child came with an instruction manual? The Arc’s Healthy Steps for Young Children, a program that provides an added level of support in your pediatrician’s office, comes close. The program brings families and health care providers together to improve the health, development and emotional wellness of children up to age three, although children must be aged six months or younger in order to be enrolled. This prevention program brings child development services to families by placing a dedicated developmental specialist in the pediatric primary care setting. Services offered include screenings; referrals to community resources; support and guidance during all well-child visits; parent education groups; home visits; an information line; and developmental items to support positive interaction between parents and children. The program currently has specialists placed at Palm Beach Pediatrics in West Palm Beach, Pediatric Associates in West Palm Beach and Seitz Pediatrics in Boynton Beach, and will be expanding to include additional locations in the near future.

Healthy Steps for Young Children is funded by the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County.

For more information, please call 561-842-3489.