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In-home visits enhance brain development in babies

Early childhood home visiting has been shown to be an effective service delivery model for at-risk young children and their families. Read full story


Building babies’ brains through words

The more words a baby hears in the first three years of life, the better prepared for school and for life she will be. That’s good for the parent, the baby and the community at large. Read full story


Building babies’ brains through home visits

Providing professionals who make home visits the tools and skills to assist at-risk parents is another important step in helping young children reach developmental milestones. Read full story


Parent engagement is crucial to early learning

When families are fully engaged, home visits build strong relationships that can help lead to long-term and lasting benefits for the children and their families. Read full story


UWF professor appointed to state Early Steps panel

Dr. Sara Evans, an assistant professor at the University of West Florida, was named to a state agency that advises the Early Steps program, which helps children with developmental delays get early intervention. Read full story


Promoting child development through home visits

Throughout Northwest Florida are a number of agencies and organizations that offer a variety of voluntary in-home service at no cost to families that qualify. Read full story