A pioneer in Early Experiences Informed Care, the Family Focus Early Intervention Program has been providing support for young children living in Pinellas County for over 30 years. Developmental intervention services are offered at no cost to families of children who meet assessment requirements. Our team of EEIC-trained Early Intervention teachers specialize in supporting children from all backgrounds and early experiences with the development of age-appropriate  Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Communication, and Self-Help skills.

Family Focus Development

Through weekly one-on-one interactions with each child, the Family Focus program helps to identify delays and develop needed skills that have been discovered through assessments. Goals are set based on the areas of delay. Family Focus emphasizes aiding teachers and parents, with the goal of enhancing each child’s chances to improve.

Children's Services

All services are offered in the child’s home, community, school environment, virtually, or via telehealth. These services are provided by Early Intervention Teachers who are highly trained and experienced in the field. All families receive personalized referrals, resources, and supports to assist in further enhancing each child's progress. Written documentation of each visit and the participant’s progress is shared with parents or guardians at the conclusion of the weekly session.

Individualized Programming

Family Focus early intervention services are available at no cost to children ages 0-5, who meet the program requirements and reside in Pinellas County. All children participating in the Family Focus Program are assessed upon intake and at regular intervals throughout the program. Working together with families, our Early Intervention teachers set appropriate goals for each child based on developmental performance level, skill deficits, and parent concerns

Supporting Families with Next Steps

Our Family Focus Early Intervention teachers are experts in helping families navigate through acquiring the appropriate next steps of support for participating children, including: Pinellas County Public Schools, FDLRS Child-Find, Collaboration with Early Steps, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavioral Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and referrals to other community support programs.

Meet our Staff

Kristine Guidice

early Intervention development teacher
727 - 410 - 4824

Kristie Sandberg

Early Intervention
development teacher
727 - 410 - 5042

Phylicia Bugna

early intervention
behavior teacher
727 - 744 - 6727

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