Project Abstract

In early 2019, the Office of Early Childhood at the Colorado Department of Human Services began an innovative pilot to connect home visiting agencies with local home child care providers. These two key players share a similar family strengthening and healthy child development space, yet historically have not interacted. The pilot, implemented as part of a Preschool Development Grant, included five non-profit agencies who delivered the Parents as Teacher and/or Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters curriculum trainings to home child care providers in their local area. Initial data collected as part of the pilot indicated promising potentials for cultivating innovative partnerships in the early childhood space that can elevate home visiting models and improve collective impact for children and their families.

Agencies: 

Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Judicial Branch

Research Partners: 

Linked Information Network of Colorado