What Makes Home Visiting So Effective?

Learn ways home visiting sets the stage for close, trusting relationships. Explore how it’s a key element in any program that supports children and their families and helps build healthy brain development.

Group Socializations

Learn how home visitors can help promote the parent’s role as the child’s teacher during socializations. Discover how to use experiences focused on the parent-child relationship. 

Requirements of the Home-Based Option

In this section of the Home Visitor Handbook, learn about the Head Start Program Performance Standards that provide the general requirements of the home-based option.

Home-Based Service Delivery

Education in home-based programs happens during home visits and socializations. Explore the ways to use those times to help parents take advantage of learning experiences throughout their day-to-day routines. 

Roles of a Home Visitor

Research shows the most important role of a home visitor is structuring child-focused home visits. Learn how to promote parents’ ability to support the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

Supporting Positive Parent-Child Relationships

Learn why it’s important to teach positive parenting in home-based programs. Find out how to help parents manage their reactions to their child’s behavior while promoting healthy child development.

You’re the Best Teacher! Responsive Interactions with Young Children

Children learn best from rich, responsive social interactions with other people. These interactions allow children and adults to share attention and build bonds.Explore the importance of adults’ responsive social interactions with children. Find out how these interactions allow children and adults to share attention and build bonds.

Encouraging Strong Parent-Child Relationships

Explore strategies to encourage strong and positive parent-child relationships. Discover how to use family engagement efforts that include valuing, respecting, and supporting families.