Jaren Gaither • Aug 30, 2023
Pregnancy and the birth of a baby are significant occasions that also bring many challenges. Providing support to new parents and caregivers during this time, and through early childhood, is essential to give all children and families a strong start in life.
Kit Strong • Sep 14, 2022
In this blog we break down some important parts of the Family First Prevention Services Act and its implementation in California to help early childhood leaders understand what the opportunities are.
Sarah Crow • Jul 6, 2022
Today the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy is proud to release The Role of First 5s in Home Visiting: Innovations, Challenges, and Opportunities in California, which summarizes the role that First 5s have played in home visiting.
Cinthia Diaz • Jul 2, 2020
With a presidential administration that has kept immigrant families living in a constant state of fear due to one of the most aggressive agendas on immigration in modern times, and a virus that’s disproportionately affecting communities of color, home visitors can play a more vital role in immigrant families’ lives than ever before.
Caitlyn Schaap • May 28, 2020
Although home visits are now conducted by phone, and some of the concerns addressed are shifting, one thing hasn’t changed — families continue to seek the support of Santa Barbara’s field nurses.
Cinthia Diaz • May 22, 2020
As states begin easing stay-at-home orders and lifting restrictions on businesses and public spaces, home visitors, who have shifted to virtual visits during the pandemic, are thinking through how this will impact the field and their ongoing connections with families. To address some common concerns, the Rapid Response-Virtual Home Visiting Collaborative brought together representatives from several models for a Q&A session.
Caitlyn Schaap • May 22, 2020
Visits, now conducted by phone or video call, can be a comfort and an escape from the everyday stresses of living and parenting during COVID-19.
Apr 30, 2020
In Sutter County, home visitors focus on basic needs first amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 29, 2020
The nurses and caregivers of Welcome Baby are meeting the challenge of tele-visits in stride—and the program is seeing some unexpected silver linings to going virtual.
Eileen Pierce • Rosario Williams • Apr 28, 2020
Home visiting and parent education programs of the Child Care Resource Center have been able to continue supporting families and young children during the shelter-in-place orders.