Home visiting programs improve outcomes for babies by matching expectant parents and parents of young children with trained professionals who provide essential supports and services. Home visitors reach families where they are - right in their own homes.
Benefits of home visiting:
- promotes positive parent‐child relationships,
- increases school readiness,
- enhances parents’ abilities to support their children’s overall health and well‐being,
- improves family economic self‐sufficiency.
New Jersey currently offers three different types of home visiting programs that are evidence-based. But at present funding levels, on average, fewer than 7,000 children ages 0-3 benefit from these home visiting supports annually.