A home visitation initiative designed to equip adult clients with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote the school readiness, healthy development and long-term success of their preschool-aged children. The program focuses on parent empowerment and emphasizes that parents are their children's first and most important teacher. This program serves families prenatal to three years.
An early literacy program designed to increase the number of books in homes and to encourage parents to spend more time reading to their children. All children born or residing in Calhoun County, under age 5, are eligible to participate in this program. This program is integrated with our Parents as Teachers program.
Is a school transition strategy designed to successfully bridge at-risk students into the K-12 school environment. Certified kindergarten teachers make six home visits to families/students during the summer prior to the student beginning kindergarten. During the home visit, children and families are introduced to actual materials used in kindergarten classrooms, and are given a Kindergarten Transition Toolkit to keep. The program targets families of children most likely to experience early school failure.