First Steps Parent Tools
MPACT has several tools tools on early intervention and Missouri First Steps. Below you will find helpful sample forms, sample letters, brochures, and fact sheets that will provide you with information on your parental rights, effective communication tips, individualized family service plans, and more.
First Steps Role in Decision Making
The Missouri System Point of Entry (SPOE) map outlines the First Steps regions.
Spanish Missouri First Steps Brochure
Brochure from Missouri First Steps
This fact sheet provides an overview of First Steps Timelines.
This fact sheet provides an overview of First Steps prior written notice.
This fact sheet provides the main idea of each First Steps parental right.
Parents are a vital part of the First Steps program. At an organizational level parents can be involved in determining policies and practices for the First Steps program. This fact sheet explores participation in Interagency Coordinating Councils (ICC), [pdf-embedder...
This fact sheet provides an overview of First Steps informed written consent.
A listing of helpful links for parents of young children.
This fact sheet provides an overview of First Steps Family Roles and Responsibilities
This fact sheet explains eligibility for the First Steps Program.
This fact sheet provides an overview the Missouri First Steps program.
A list of child development resources.
First Steps Belief Statements
This developmental achievement chart provides parents with helpful information about where their child is at developmentally.
Model form for filing a First Steps child complaint.
Model form for parents wishing to file for due process.
This form is used by parents when requesting First Steps mediation.
This form is used by your First Steps service coordinator to refer your child to early childhood special education.
Missouri First Steps
Missouri First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. First Steps is designed for children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities. Learn More
Missouri Head Start
Missouri Head Start is a state-wide non-profit association dedicated to the success of all Missouri children. We provide education, leadership and tools for advocacy for all Head Start and Early Head Start parents, friends and professionals in Missouri. Learn More
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers is a state funded program for parents who are currently pregnant, in the process of adoption, or have young children not yet in kindergarten. Designed to help parents be the best “first teacher” of their child. Learn More
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). NECTAC serves all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions with an array of services and supports to improve service systems and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children with special needs and their families. Learn more