WHAT TO EXPECT IN A HOME VISIT

Are you having someone come to your home to help your family with one of the services provided by Parent Partners Plus? Here’s what you should know as your home visit approaches.

Who are home visitors?

Home visitors are vetted, professional members of the organizations in Parent Partners Plus. They are trained to work with children and families and ready to help you with your family’s needs.

What can you expect during a home visit?

The professionals will work with you to identify the needs your family may have and the resources available to you, and will help connect you with key programs and initiatives that can assist your family.

What will we do during a home visit?

• Home visitors provide child development information and developmental milestones to parents so they understand how the child grows.

• Activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to help their development.

• Focus on literacy, including tips on how to create a language-rich environment and support the child’s language development.

• Support for parents in reaching personal goals they might have, such as going back to work or school, financial goals, etc.

I am looking for socialization for my child, can these programs help me?

• Many programs also offer opportunities for families to connect with other parents in the program — fun activities just for program participants at local parks and community centers.

Who can participate in home visits?

• Programs work with the whole family — mom, dad, grandma, siblings, and anyone who is important in the child’s life is welcome to participate.

• Services are also available for grandparents raising grandchildren and other foster/adoptive parents.


PARENT GUIDES FOR KEY MILESTONES

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide some important information for parents on health and behavior throughout the early childhood years. Click the links below for additional information on the following topics:

Pregnancy

Infants

Toddlers

Preschoolers

Additionally, ZERO TO THREE provides information for parents on several important early childhood topics.

Feeding

Early Learning

Early Literacy


Community Resources

AZ211: Provides a directory of key community resources and connections.

Find Help PHX: Another directory of resources for community members.

Family Resource Network: First Things First’s listing of community resources by area.

AZ Early Intervention Program: Serving parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Birth to Five Helpline: Phone and online help for parents of small children.