These programs serve low-income families with children from birth to age three. A portion of children served by Early Head Start have identified disabilities. Home visiting services supplement the center-based services. Families generally receive one visit, usually 90 minutes long, per week for about eleven months. With Head-Start's strong focus on supporting the family, visits help make sure the family is functioning well, that families are connected to community services for low-income families, that mothers are healthy, and that the development of infants and toddlers is being supported and monitored. The Head Start staff usually provides developmental screenings for the children and activities that promote maternal-child bonding and development.
Home Visiting Models (HRSA MCH)
List and links to descriptions for various types evidence-based home visiting programs (models); Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health.
State Home Visiting Websites (HRSA MCH)
Links to state contacts for home visiting programs.
Early Head Start (EHS) Home-Based Model
The Early Head Start (EHS) Home-Based Model is one of eight evidence-based home visiting models selected for the Affordable Care Act Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program.
Prevent Child Abuse America
Nonprofit organization that provides information to help providers and parents help prevent child abuse.
Healthy Families America
Home visiting program for families at risk for adverse childhood experiences.
Healthy Steps for Young Children
Home visiting program for families with children at risk for developmental delays.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Home visiting program to support early learning for young children.
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)
Nurse home visiting program for first-time mothers.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Home visiting program to help with child development and literacy.
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