Early childhood home visiting programs provide voluntary, in-home services to expectant mothers and families with infants and young children. Trained home visitors, who may be nurses, social workers, early childhood education specialists or other trained paraprofessionals, meet with families in their homes to advise them on their children’s health and development and connect them to community services and support. Evidence-based home visitation services produce measurable results for children and families, such as improved health, school readiness, academic achievement, parental involvement and economic self-sufficiency, and reduced child maltreatment, injuries and juvenile delinquency.

CDF-MN supports expanding investments in quality home visiting to continue to improve results for the vulnerable children and families in our state.

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