Early Intervention / Development


Childgarden Child Development Center provides child care, early intervention, and education to children of all abilities and their families by embracing diversity, building relationships, and having fun while learning.

4150 Laclede Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 531-8148


Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

The Delta Gamma Center offers comprehensive early intervention services to children who are blind or visually impaired and their families, including education, orientation and mobility services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and support services.

1750 S. Big Bend Boulevard
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Phone: (314) 776-1300
Fax: (314) 776-7808


First Steps

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.

Families can contact their local First Steps office for more information by calling toll free: 866-583-2392

Office of Special Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Phone: (573) 751-5739
Fax: (573) 526-4404
E-mail: webreplyspefs@dese.mo.gov

First Steps


General information brochure (English): http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/se-fs-firststepsgeneralbrochuresept2011.pdf
General information brochure (Spanish): http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/se-fs-firststepsgeneralinformbrochurespanish2011.pdf
Website: http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/first-steps

Missouri Head Start Association

The Missouri Head Start Association is a state branch of a national child development program whose Head Start and Early Head Start services promote the academic, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5 years and provide social, health, and nutrition services for income-eligible families.

YWCA Head Start Central Office
1911 Beltway Drive
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 427-4940 or after hours (314) 427-4765, ext. 402
Email us at: ersea@headstart.ywcastlouis.org

YWCA Metro St. Louis
3820 W. Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 531-1115
Fax: (314) 531-5008
Email: info@ywcastlouis.org

Tina Bernskoetter, Executive Director
Missouri Head Start Association
P.O. Box 817
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 884-5078
Fax: (573) 884-0598
Email: tina@moheadstart.org

Find a Head Start center in the St. Louis Metro area: http://www.ywcastlouis.org/site/c.elKSIbOWIkJ8H/b.8644693/k.4D35/Find_a_Head_Start_Center.htm
Missouri Head Start Association: www.moheadstart.org
National Head Start Association: http://www.nhsa.org/

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers provides parents with support and child development education through home visits and group meetings in order to help young children grow up healthy, safe, and ready to learn.

Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc.
2228 Ball Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Phone: (314) 432-4330 or 1-866-728-4968