First Steps was established as a 501(c)(3) on March 8, 1994. The mission of First Steps is to provide education and care to children with special needs and medical conditions alongside their typically developing peers in inclusive environments and support their families. For over half a century, First Steps has been a leader in providing these services from an expert staff of educators and therapists. They continue to build upon our vision to improve our community and respond to the needs of families all over Middle Tennessee by operating and expanding our exceptional programs that allow their children to thrive and achieve their goals. They expect 80% of 100 children to reach their goals set in 5 areas of development: social/emotional, language, physical, cognitive and adaptive.