Tag: Home visiting

A renewed and expanded partnership between state agencies and home visiting programs will increase services to families receiving TANF funds. SEATTLE – Increased funds will expand a home visiting pilot program established last year, providing about 350 families who receive state assistance access to home-based support that is proven to help children develop healthier and[…..]

  It is a busy time in the world of early education, with good news for home visiting in Congress, new recommendations for the early learning workforce and success implementing full-day kindergarten in Washington’s Bellingham School District.   Home Visiting Progress   Congress moved closer to renewing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting[…..]

  Washington state has won another federal grant competition, this time earning an $11.5 million award to continue its nationally recognized home visiting work.   The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced Washington’s award as part of a $386 million set of state grants under the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting[…..]

  Public programs often set ambitious goals, and sometimes fall short. But Washington state’s home visiting program not only exceeded a goal set by Results Washington to serve more families, it also did it a year early.   In one year, the number of parents and families with access to voluntary home visiting – which[…..]

  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made an ambitious commitment to early learning this week, proposing a two-year $156.3 million budget that would invest in home visiting, a quality ratings system for licensed child care, and the state’s preschool program — and maintaining the state’s position as a national leader in early education.   Gov. Inslee[…..]

  The idea that we should invest in early education has gained momentum in recent years, crossing party and class lines to fuel ambitious new programs and a growing movement in cities, states and the federal government.   But this momentum will only carry early education, whether it’s high-quality preschools, home visiting or professional development,[…..]

  Home visiting programs are based on relationships and connections between parents and professionals who help new families get a healthy start. Where does technology fit into these relationships?   Given the potential and seemingly incessant growth of technology, home visitors around the country are now using it, everything from hand-held video cameras that help[…..]

  Business leaders are a growing force in early education, as executives recognize the strong workforce they are demanding starts developing in the womb, crib and preschool classroom. Today, many businesses not only support early learning, but also help shape public policies.   Their role was clear over the last week. A coalition of business[…..]

  Imagine if we could treat high blood pressure, hypertension and diabetes before those illnesses even showed up in adults.   Child care may have that power.   New research shows that children who attended a child care program that ranks among the best in the nation, Abecedarian, were less likely to have high blood[…..]

  In Congress, House leaders reached a bipartisan agreement to extend federal funding for a core element of Washington state’s early learning strategy, home visiting, which focuses on the first and most important three years of a child’s development.   The legislation wouldn’t fund only Washington’s work. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting[…..]