BabyNet - Early Childhood Birth to 5

What is Home Visiting for new and expecting families and how does it help?

Home Visiting programs provide services with trained professionals for families who are expecting or who have children who have not entered kindergarten. Each program follows a specific curriculum model. Home visiting programs:

  • Support parents and families to have a healthier pregnancy
  • Help parents understand their role as their child’s most important teacher
  • Visit families in their home or an alternative location at the family’s request and convenience
  • Connect families to a variety of resources in the community

Most programs serve expectant parents through early childhood. Eligibility requirements vary from one program to the next. Most programs provide services for all families, including teen parents, grandparents raising an infant, adoptive parents, or family/court arranged placement. Some programs focus on first-time parents, low-income families or those in specific geographic areas. Certain programs require enrollment during pregnancy.

Tip sheets with more information about Home Visiting and Home Visiting programs.