Little Steps Pediatric Therapy has opened a second location in Glenview, Illinois and launched a new sister company in Florida to expand educational programs and reach new patients in need of therapeutic services. The new space in Glenview also allows for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
After the pandemic prompted many schools to switch to virtual learning earlier this year, the Little Steps team decided to develop programming to help parents and supplement remote education. The pediatric therapy provider already offered a preschool readiness program to promote early learning and skills like social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, pre-writing, pre-language and more. As of this fall, Little Steps also assists children with skills like reading, handwriting and speech via enrichment pods for Pre-K through 5th-grade students.
The pods deliver supplemental instruction in core areas and are limited to eight participants each to allow for proper distancing. Each pod meets for 2.5 hours per session and is led by a team of Little Steps therapists. Please visit the enrichment pods section of the therapy provider’s website for more information.
The new Glenview site – located at 1850 Johns Dr. – allows Little Steps to deliver that socially distanced programming to assist children with e-learning, explained Jaime Passaglia, founder of Little Steps.
“It’s been tough for parents trying to help their kids with remote learning,” Passaglia said. “We felt there was a need to bridge the gap with our enrichment pods. Our team has worked some of their e-learning instructions into the programming as well.”
Passaglia also launched a sister company, Little Steps Florida LLC, in Florida in August after team member Erica Vitaliano moved there. Vitaliano is a pediatric speech therapist and has served as the director of speech therapy services and Early Intervention therapy services for Little Steps. She now offers Early Intervention services and teletherapy in Florida. Passaglia plans to secure office space for the new company soon.
In addition to the two new locations, Little Steps already had sites in Chicago, Highland Park, Wilmette and Glenview to serve children throughout the Chicago metro area. The company focuses on delivering compassionate and comprehensive care – including pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy – to children of all ages. For more information, please call 847-707-6744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.