First Steps – Birth to Age 3

First Steps is an early intervention program and serves children from birth to age three who have a developmental delay or a medical condition known to cause a delay. New Vista provides services for children who live in our 17-county service area. Staff provide screening and determine eligibility for services as well as coordinate services for families. Services are provided in the child’s natural environment either at home, daycare or in the community. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to learn and continue activities to promote child development.

Child Evaluation Specialists

  • Review initial screenings to determine if a child has a potential delay and is appropriate for further evaluation.

  • Complete evaluations and assessments of children that are used along with other records to determine eligibility and plan a program of services.

Service Coordinators

  • Guide families through the First Steps program.

  • Coordinate developmental evaluations and gather other records used to determine eligibility.

  • Assist families to obtain on-going services for eligible children.

  • Assist families in locating other community resources for additional help for the family.

Service Professionals

  • Speech Therapist

  • Physical Therapist

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Developmental Interventionist

  • Behavior Interventionist

  • Nutritionist

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher

  • Visually Impaired Teacher

  • Psychologist

  • Audiology

Developmental Concerns

  • One-year-old who is not crawling or cruising furniture

  • Two-year-old who does not have 50 words and not using two word phrases

  • Child who does not play with toys appropriately

  • Child suspected to be on the autism spectrum or has an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis

If you are concerned a child under the age of three is not meeting developmental milestones, you can make an online referral or contact us at one of our two locations.

Bluegrass Region

Serving Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Powell, Scott and Woodford counties. 
New Vista First Steps
859.271.9448 or 1.800.454.2764
1351 Newtown Pike, Building 5, Lexington, KY 40511


Lincoln Trail District

Serving Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties.
New Vista First Steps
2935 Dolphin Drive, Building 2, Suite 204, Elizabethtown, KY 42701


First Steps Handbook

First Steps Quick Reference Flier