H.O.M.E.: Hands On Meaningful Experiences (Birth - 3)

The H.O.M.E. Program is for families with children Birth-3 in age.  The program provides opportunities for young parents to gain access to recent research using theNational Parents as Teachers (PAT) Curriculum within the comfort and security of their home.  The Parent Educator meets with the family on a regular scheduled basis to introduce parents and child age appropriate PAT materials and activities that will support and nurture the further development of the infant or toddler.

H.O.M.E.  Services

Personalized Visits- Usually conducted in your home, a Parent Educator will share age-

appropriate child development and parenting information; help you learn to observe your child; and address your parenting concerns.

Playgroups –The Parent Educator meets informally with families in a safe and educational environment to encourage children to develop a wide range of age-appropriate skills. Playgroups are free and are held monthly at the Danville District #118 administrative building.

Group Meetings– Enhance parents’ knowledge of child development and promotes improved parenting practices relating to special topics.

Screenings – Parent Educators attend the Pre-K screenings at the Village Mall on the 2nd Thursday and will work with the parent and child to complete and Ages and Stages Questionnaire. If a family is selected to participate in the H.O.M.E program, the Parent Educator will complete more extensive screenings over time including overall development, health, and vision and hearing screenings.

Resource Network– Links for your family to other community services.

For more information please contact Debbie Plush at 444-3237 or Sandy Hufford at 444-3258.