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.
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October 01, 2017
September 19, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Home visiting would see an infusion of $800 million over two years as a rider to Medicare legislation currently under consideration in Congress.