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Module Two: Lesson One

Rationales for Providing Early Steps Services and Supports in Everyday Routines, Activities, and Places

mother holding little boyThe Early Steps service delivery system provides services and supports in the child's and family's everyday routines, activities, and places. Natural environments, as sources of young children's learning and development, is not a new concept, and it is widely accepted that services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and disabilities are best provided in the context of the child's and family's everyday routines, activities, and places.

Next, the following three rationales for providing services in natural environments are presented:

  • It's the Law
  • Research to Practice
  • Practicality


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