BABY STEPS is a voluntary, primary prevention home visiting program that provides intensive home visiting services to new and expectant parents and their families who reside in Central Harlem. It is a Healthy Families America (HFA) program funded by New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The goal of this program is to prevent child abuse and neglect through the promotion of child health and development, positive parent-child interaction and family self-sufficiency. Intensive home visiting services are provided to families who are pregnant or have a baby under three months old and live in zip codes 10026, 10027, 10030, 10037, and 10039. Services are provided until the child enters Head Start or reaches 5 years of age.