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Stepping Stones Intensive Day Treatment Program for Preschool Children provides a therapeutic, nurturing and enriching environment for children, ages 2.5 to 5, who need early intervention for social, emotional, behavioral, neurological and/or psychological challenges.

Program Details

Stepping Stones is a comprehensive early intervention program, which utilizes a strengths-based approach to promote social and emotional growth, school readiness and overall family wellness, by offering the following:

  • Structured daily schedule Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Small class size and high staff to student ratio
  • Spanish speaking therapists and staff
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Parent training based upon Evidence-Based Practices
  • Parent support groups
  • Group therapies such as music, speech and sensory integration
  • Psychiatric services and medication support
  • Referrals and parent support for IEP and Regional Center services
  • Transportation may be available


The child must...

  • Have Full scope Medi-Cal insurance
  • Demonstrate social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties that impedes him or her from attending a typical preschool program
  • Have a parent/caregiver able and willing to actively participate in treatment
Children likely to benefit from the program include, but are not limited to, those with:
  • Severe temper tantrums, defiance, aggression, hyperactivity, impulse control, depression, anxiety, withdrawal and/or poor social skills
  • Attachment issues
  • Post-traumatic stress related to abandonment, abuse, neglect, witnessed domestic violence and/or other trauma
  • Exposure in utero to alcohol and/or other substances (FASD)


For further information or to begin the referral process, please contact The Stepping Stones Program Coordinator:

Sherman Oaks

13130 Burbank Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Cristina Vega, LMFT
13130 Burbank Boulevard Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

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