In the Home Base program, Home Visitors meet with the parent and their child once a week in the family home to strengthen the parent’s role as their child’s first teacher.
Frequently Asked Questions
On a Home Visit, the Home Visitor is there to support the parent as the child’s first teacher. The parent and Home Visitor work together to plan activities based on individual goals for that child. Activities use household materials and are designed to meet the social-emotional, physical, and language development of the child, along with math and literacy activities as well.
A Home Visitor will arrive at the home once a week to meet with the family. A Home Visitor is a trained early childhood professional through college coursework in early care and education and may have a degree in fields such as psychology, sociology, or child development. A Home Visitor completes a week of training at the time of hire and follows all Head Start performance standards in relation to best practices in Home Visiting and early childhood education.
All families that are part of the Home Base program come together monthly for socialization with other children and parents in the program. Socialization may take place in a classroom, community location, or another place like a park. Parent-child activities are planned based on the ages and interests of the children in the group.