We’re Taking Steps

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Steps to
grow

so we can help children and families face their challenges
and thrive.

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Steps to
expand

our transformational
family-centered
programs

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Steps to
evolve

deepening our expertise
and offering more
innovative therapies

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Steps to
strengthen

the fabric of our community
to provide lifelong
resources and support

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We’re focused

on helping children with developmental delays and their families take steps into their future.
We are…
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Parent & Caregiver Coaching

Parent coaching is a foundational component of our evidence-based home visit model. Engaging parents, caregivers and entire families in this collaborative, strength based and interactive process helps improve their confidence and ability to support their child’s progress in reaching milestones now and in the future.

Coaching provides more opportunities for children to learn. It helps build parents’ competence and capacity to utilize supportive strategies and techniques to improve everyday activities and routines, setting them on a course for long term success.

Comprehensive, Customized Care
from Compassionate Professionals

We meet each child where they are, working with them and their families to address their unique needs.

Family-Focused
Services

We empower parents and caregivers for the journey ahead.

Family-Centered
Support

Devoted and highly trained professionals are continually expanding their expertise.

Exceptional
Professional Team

We work with you to identify needs and adapt services as priorities change.

Comprehensive
Assessment

We understand each child will progress at their own pace.

Goals Tailored
to Your Child’s Needs

Our evidence-based home visit model supports parents, caregivers and their children in a familiar and comforting environment.

Personalized Attention
at Home
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Competence, Compassion,
Commitment

 

Our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team of early learning and pediatric care professionals are continuously evolving their knowledge and expertise.

They combine their deep experience and expertise, with best practices in special education, specialized therapies, nursing, and social work to meet the needs of children and their families.

Team member
Misty Awbrey-Ford
Infant Toddler Educator
Misty Awbrey-Ford
Infant Toddler Educator
Misty Awbrey-Ford
Infant Toddler Educator
Team member
Bee Balasa
Family Resources Coordinator
Bee Balasa
Family Resources Coordinator
Bee Balasa
Family Resources Coordinator
Team member
Maggie Bursch, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Family Resources Coordinator
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Maggie Bursch, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Family Resources Coordinator
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Maggie Bursch, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Family Resources Coordinator
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Team member
Sarah Closson
Family Resource Coordinator
Sarah Closson
Family Resource Coordinator
Sarah Closson
Family Resource Coordinator
Team member
Rene Denman
Executive Director
Rene Denman
Executive Director
Rene Denman
Executive Director
Team member
Laurelin Duckett
Infant Toddler Educator
Laurelin Duckett
Infant Toddler Educator
Laurelin Duckett
Infant Toddler Educator
Team member
Suzy Hutchinson, MS, PT
Physical Therapist & Feeding Specialist
Suzy Hutchinson, MS, PT
Physical Therapist & Feeding Specialist
Suzy Hutchinson, MS, PT
Physical Therapist & Feeding Specialist
Team member
Alma Johnser
Intake Coordinator
Alma Johnser
Intake Coordinator
Alma Johnser
Intake Coordinator
Team member
Megan Kramer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Megan Kramer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Megan Kramer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Team member
Braxton Lopez
Braxton Lopez
Braxton Lopez
Team member
Elizabeth Majestic
Para-Educator,
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Family Resources Coordinator
Elizabeth Majestic
Para-Educator,
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Family Resources Coordinator
Elizabeth Majestic
Para-Educator,
Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Family Resources Coordinator
Team member
Lauren Maynard, MSW, LICSW
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist
Lauren Maynard, MSW, LICSW
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist
Lauren Maynard, MSW, LICSW
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist
Team member
Tristan McCluskey
Family Resources Coordinator
Tristan McCluskey
Family Resources Coordinator
Tristan McCluskey
Family Resources Coordinator
Team member
Nicole Mortimer, PH.D.
Infant Toddler Educator
Nicole Mortimer, PH.D.
Infant Toddler Educator
Nicole Mortimer, PH.D.
Infant Toddler Educator
Team member
Cynthia Parkin, MSW, LICSW
Parent Support Specialist
Cynthia Parkin, MSW, LICSW
Parent Support Specialist
Cynthia Parkin, MSW, LICSW
Parent Support Specialist
Team member
Tanya Portwine
Family Resources Coordinator
Tanya Portwine
Family Resources Coordinator
Tanya Portwine
Family Resources Coordinator
Team member
Breana Ramos
Marketing and Fundraising
Breana Ramos
Marketing and Fundraising
Breana Ramos
Marketing and Fundraising
Team member
Janie Ross-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Janie Ross-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Janie Ross-Johnson, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Team member
Andrea Smart, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Andrea Smart, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Andrea Smart, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Team member
Marsha Smith
Office Manager
Marsha Smith
Office Manager
Marsha Smith
Office Manager
Team member
Jessica Staub, M.S.T.
Infant Toddler Educator
Jessica Staub, M.S.T.
Infant Toddler Educator
Jessica Staub, M.S.T.
Infant Toddler Educator
Team member
Heather Tenore
Development Director
Heather Tenore
Development Director
Heather Tenore
Development Director
Team member
Bianca Verdusco, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Bianca Verdusco, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Bianca Verdusco, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Team member
Laura Vogel, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Laura Vogel, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Laura Vogel, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Team member
Jessilynn Walker
Administrative Assistant
Jessilynn Walker
Administrative Assistant
Jessilynn Walker
Administrative Assistant
Team member
Kelley Wells
Kelley Wells
Kelley Wells
Team member
Tess White, M.S.
Infant Toddler Educator
Tess White, M.S.
Infant Toddler Educator
Tess White, M.S.
Infant Toddler Educator
Team member
Marc Wojtkiewicz, MS, PT
Physical Therapist
Marc Wojtkiewicz, MS, PT
Physical Therapist
Marc Wojtkiewicz, MS, PT
Physical Therapist
Team member
Laura Wood, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Laura Wood, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Laura Wood, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Our Partners

Our Service Partners

We coordinate with public and private resources and contributors to provide comprehensive, family centered services for children and their families in Island and San Juan Counties.

Autism Partnership
of Island County
Island County
Human Services
Island County
Public Health
Mother Mentors
Whidbey Island
Parent 2 Parent of
Island County
Parent 2 Parent of
San Juan County
Partners for Young
Children in Island County
Pediatric Associates
of Whidbey Island
San Juan County
Autism
Collaboration
San Juan County
Early Learning
Coalition
San Juan Health and
Community Services
San Juan Island
Family Resource Center
Sherwood
Community Services
– Camano
WA Center for Deaf and
Hard of Hearing
Youth
Washington State
School for the Blind

Our Supporting Partners

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
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Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Island County
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Island County
Island Thrift
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Island County
Laura Houck Photography
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Liberty Mutual
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Safeco
Lionfish Creative
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Medina Foundation
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Medina Foundation
Norcliffe Foundation
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Norcliffe Foundation
NW Children's Foundation
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NW Children's Foundation
Perigee Fund
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Perigee Fund
Puget Sound Energy
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San Juan County
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San Juan County
Tulalip Tribes
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Tulalip Tribes
Whidbey Community Foundation
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Whidbey Community Foundation

A Trusted Provider Of Exceptional Care

Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT) provider

 

Neuro-Developmental Center of Excellence

 

Feeding Team

 

Certified CHERISH Team, a Kindering program

 

Promoting First Relationships Certified

 

HIPAA Certified
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Looking Ahead

 

We’re TAKING STEPS to add new services, more providers and expanded resources to meet the needs of the children and their families on Whidbey and San Juan Islands.

Our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team of trained early learning and pediatric care professionals are continuously evolving to meet the needs of even more children.

Check back often to hear about the exciting changes as we STEP into the future.

Reach Out to Take Your First Step.

Whether you want to request an assessment for services or contribute to our mission, your first step is submitting the form or calling us at:

360-679-1039

PO Box 633
950 SE Regatta Drive #101
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Fax: 360-679-6646