Family Support

For more information about resources, classes and support available to Early Steps families, read our newsletters:

Western Panhandle Early Steps

Family Resource Specialist

Irma Cofield

As your Family Resource Specialist (FRS), I have served with the Early Steps Program for 30 years. I  know and understand the importance of family involvement in the development and care of your child. I have experienced the joys and concerns that go with caring for a child with special needs.

I am here to help you understand and navigate the Early Steps process, as well as provide you with information,  opportunities, community resources, support groups, and steps for transition to Pre-K.

Please call or email for assistance.

Phone: 850-377-9991







Informational Resources


Family Café


Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy


Center for Parent Information and Resources


Resources for kids with medical conditions


CDC Milestone Tracker


Potty Training

Disaster Planning Information 

Family Disaster Guides


Family Disaster Guide (Spanish)


Disaster Planning Kit