Curriculum

  • Use the family routines and relationships as resources for curriculum.

  • Uses the home as a learning environment

  • Incorporate the family background and the community context into the home

  • Understand the link between visits and socialization experiences.

  • Understand Child Development.

  • Comments:

  • The Home Visitor helps parents:

Curriculum: Facilitating Children's Social and Emotional Development

  • The Home Visitor helps parents:

  • Build trust with their child.

  • Fosters their child's independece.

  • Use positive guidance

  • Meet their child's needs

  • Create opportunities for their child to be successful

  • Comments:

Curriculum: Facilitating Children's Physical Development

  • The Home Visitor helps parents:

  • Create a variety of experience for physical and motor development

  • Supervise their child during physical activities

  • Provide equipment and materials for physical development

  • Comments:

Curriculum: Facilitating Children's Cognitive and Language Development

  • The Home Visitor helps parents:

  • Understand how children learn

  • Provide experiences that support curiosity and exploration

  • Provide experiences that support problem solving

  • Provide experiences that extend vocabulary and use of language

  • Value creative expression

  • Comments:

Prevention and Early Intervention: Health, Nutrition, Mental Health, Safety and Wellness

  • The Home visitor helps parents:

  • Ensure a safe environment

  • Promote health, nutrition and wellness

  • Understand health and hygiene practices

  • Help their child learn and practice healthy habits

  • Comments:

Individualizing and Disabilities Services

  • The Home Visitor helps paarents:

  • Plan and implement activities that match the child's current developmental level

  • Understand ways to adapt or change activities for their child

  • Identify select and use toys, books and other materials that match their child's interest and abilities

  • Incorporate IFSP and IEP goals into daily activities

  • Comments:

Family Partnership

  • The Home Visitor:

  • Supports positive family relationships

  • Respects the home language, culture and family

  • Encourages parents to get involved in other areas of the Head Start Program

  • Supports parents in progress toward their goals

  • Comments:

Curriculum: Home Visit Interactions and Strategies

  • The Home Visitor:

  • Demonstrates a friendly, cooperative relationship with the family

  • Encourages parents to take the leadership of the home visiti

  • Assures that communication during the home visit is in the family's preferred language

  • Helps parents plan activities that foster their child's learning

  • Helps parent improve their parenting skills

  • Plans home visits with parents to incorporate all elements of the Head Start program

  • Plans implements and evaluates the home visit with parents

  • Comments:

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