What is the Home Visiting Program?
The Early Foundations Home Visiting Program is committed to supporting the development of happy, healthy and successful American Indian children and families on the Flathead Reservation through a coordinated home visiting strategy that empowers parents, while connecting families with other resources and services. Family participation is strictly voluntary.
Early Foundations provides a culturally relevant, evidence-based program with curriculum from Parents As Teachers, during the home visits. In addition to home visits, the program will have monthly Group Connections and Quarterly Family Events.
Early Foundations believes wholeheartedly in the strengths and resiliency of families.
Parent Educators partner with families to promote child development and confident parenting by supporting the relationship among the Family, Parent Educator, and the Community.
Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers and can guide their children to learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.
Parent Education involves parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.
Over time, families and Parent Educators build partnerships and work together to:
• Increase children’s school readiness and school success.
• Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
• Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
• Prevent child abuse and neglect.
• Promote family support and engagement in a child’s development.
• Promote healthy lifestyles.
• Improve the coordination for referrals for community resources and supports.