Home Visiting

Home Visiting is an individualized, home-based parenting education and support program. Individuals may begin receiving home visits prenatally, at the time of birth or when a question about child development arises. During a home visit, the Home Visitor and parents share thoughts on many topics including early brain development, play, safety, family routines and setting appropriate limits. Expectant parents have an opportunity to learn more about their pregnancy, baby's development, good health practices and how to prepare for the birth of their child. The Home Visitor helps each family set and meet individual goals. A variety of goals have been set by families including: completing high school, earning a living wage, reading to my child three times a week and "being the best parent I can be."

Program goals include:

  • Providing children with a solid foundation for school and life success
  • Strengthening parents' knowledge of child development - teaching them appropriate ways to stimulate their children's intellectual, language, social and physical development
  • Increasing parent feelings of competence and confidence
  • Enhancing parent/child interaction and strengthening family relationships
  • Providing early detection of developmental problems
  • Providing community resources and referrals to achieve family stability

We also offer similar home visiting programs in other Wisconsin communities: