The Family Focus Early Intervention Program provides developmental support for young children living in Pinellas County. Services are offered at no cost to families, and are generously funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.

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.

Serving young children in our community

Services available to children ages 0-5 throughout Pinellas County.

Individualized programming

All participants are assessed upon intake, and goals are set based on developmental level, skill deficits, and parent concerns.

Supporting Families with Next Steps

We are here to help you navigate through next steps of support, including: Pinellas County Public Schools, FDLRS Child-Find, Collaboration with Early Steps/Early Intervention, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavioral Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors, and referrals to other 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

Resources for you

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