Successful Home Visiting: Utilizing the Home as a Learning Environment

The goal of home-based services in Head Start & Early Head Start is to strengthen the relationship between children and their parents. Home visiting is intended to support parents in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher and for parents to facilitate their child’s growth and development. We believe in strength-based practice as it pertains to home visiting… building on the individual strengths that each family has during home visits and socializations.

We often hear about Home Visitors bringing toys and materials into the home visit. While this is done with the best of intentions, we believe in using items found in each parent’s home. By using simple household items and everyday routines, it provides meaningful opportunities for children to grow developmentally. By utilizing things found in the home, parents can recreate these activities between home visits. This continues the learning and provides a great foundation for school readiness. 

This custom designed training can also address other topics such as:

  • The Home Visitor as the Coach
  • Building strong relationships with families
  • Establishing boundaries
  • Safety & Awareness
  • Successful socializations
  • Adult education techniques
  • Working with challenging families

This training focuses on Home Visitors having the skills and confidence needed to coach the parent and empower them to support their child’s growth and development.

Are you looking for highly interactive & practice-based training on “Successful Home Visiting: Utilizing the Home as a Learning Environment? Give us a call at (713) 594-7060 or email us at deborahkaiser@hsessentials.com.