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October 01, 2017

Home Visiting Has Bipartisan Support. So Why Did the Federal Program Lapse?

Congress has failed to renew a home-visiting program that provides parent coaching to vulnerable families, but advocates hope lawmakers can resolve their differences and bring it back.

September 19, 2017

Time Runs Low for Home-Visiting Act as Congress Debates State Buy-In

The House and the Senate have each introduced bills to reauthorize federal support of home visiting, but there's a conflict in how much states should be required to contribute to the program.

July 24, 2017

Home-Visiting Study Explores Long-Term Benefits From Early Intervention

A re-evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership led by Nobel Prize-winning economist James J. Heckman shows that the home-visiting program has long-lasting positive effects on children, particularly boys.

July 14, 2017

Home-Visiting Backers Battle Federal Funding Deadline

Advocates for home-visiting programs are focused on getting more federal funding before Sept. 30 for the program, which provides long-term support for at-risk families.

March 23, 2016

Parents as Teachers Launches Home-Visiting Program With Technology Twist

A pilot program in Los Angeles will allow 65 families to interact through a web-based teleconference platform with trained parent-educators, rather than have those counselors meet them at their homes.

February 09, 2016

Head Start Among Programs Boosted in Proposed White House Budget

Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.

June 08, 2015

Report: Services For Infants, Toddlers Underfunded, Poorly Aligned

The Center for American Progress says services aimed at improving health and education outcomes for infants and toddlers from low-income families are often underfunded and provided in scattershot fashion.

April 15, 2015

Home-Visiting, Children's Health Insurance Programs Reauthorized

Approval of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act by the U.S. Senate comes as advocates are focusing on early education as a bipartisan issue.

April 13, 2015

Washington State Early-Ed. Bill Passes, Funding Debate Continues

A bill to expand early-learning opportunities gets approval from both the GOP-controlled Senate and the Democratically-controlled House, but the budget remains up in the air.

March 24, 2015

Medicare Bill Contains Prize for Home-Visiting Advocates

Home visiting would see an infusion of $800 million over two years as a rider to Medicare legislation currently under consideration in Congress.

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