Welcome to First Steps


The goal of First Steps is to help Hoosier families make sure their infants and toddlers receive services now to help them in the future. Services through First Steps are designed to meet the developmental needs of the child; Except in limited circumstances, First Steps does not provide services to meet medical needs.

We understand it is not always easy to recognize if your child is reaching his or her milestones for their age group. Some children may appear to be behind with speech progression, physical movements, or their attention span. When you’re not sure…


Trust Your Instincts • First Steps Is Here To Help


Northwest Indiana First Steps
System Point of Entry (SPOE)
11045 Broadway Suite F.
Crown Point, IN 46307

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Toll Free: 1-800-387-7837
Phone: 219-662-7790
Fax: 219-662-7510
Email: mkochvar@1st-kids.org

Servicing the following counties: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper,Newton, Pulaski and Starke.


North East Indiana First Steps
System Point of Entry (SPOE)
700 E Beardsley Ave Ste 14A
Elkhart, IN 46514

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Toll Free: 1-866-725-2398
Phone: 574-293-2813
Fax: 574-293-2300
Email: bfairchild-leazenby@1st-kids.org

Servicing the following counties: St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Marshall, Fulton and Kosciusko


North Central Indiana First Steps
System Point of Entry (SPOE)
201 East Rudisill Blvd. Suite 108
Fort Wayne, IN 46806

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Phone: (260) 444-2994
Fax: (260) 444-4314
Email: losborn@1st-kids.org

Servicing the following counties: Allen, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Grant, Wabash and Miami.


Mid-North Indiana First Steps
System Point of Entry (SPOE)
620 Morland Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905

Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Toll Free: 1-877 811-1644
Phone: 765-420-1404
Fax: 765-420-1406
Email: tarmstrong@1st-kids.org

Servicing the following counties: Benton, White, Carroll, Clinton, Boone, Montgomery, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, Howard and Cass.