Early Step Forward

The Early Step Forward Program provides mental health services to very young
children and their families in three Port Chester childcare centers. FSW recognizes that
a child’s positive social and emotional development is critical to school readiness. The
ESF staff work closely with the childcare staff and parents at identifying and helping
children with challenging behaviors in order to improve the quality of their educational
experience. The Early Step Forward Program includes observation, individual and
group work, parent groups, staff training, and referral to community services.

ESF is a Westchester County funding initiative.

Contact:
Diana Cohen, LCSW-R, Program Director
914-872-5267
dcohen@fsw.org

Julieth Benjumea, MSW, Social Worker
Port Chester Head Start & Therapeutic Nursery Program
(914) 937-5877 (office)
jbenjumea@fsw.org

Alexandra Pinto, LMSW, ESF Social Worker
Port Chester Head Start & Therapeutic Nursery Program, Port Chester Children’s Place & Weber Drive Head Start Program
(914) 937-5877 (office)
(914) 708-9927 (cell)
apinto@fsw.org