ChildCareEd is offering the 120-hour Home Visitor Child Development Associate (CDA) as individual 5-hour courses.
The material presented in these courses provides a foundational knowledge base for home visitors when they work with families.
Home visiting programs aim to offer support to promote child health, educational development, and school readiness, prevent child abuse and neglect, and support parents as they deal with a variety of challenges in raising young children.
Home visits focus on helping pregnant women with prenatal care, promoting strong parent-child attachment, and coaching parents. Coaching and modeling are important aspects of home visits as they help to support parents in their role as a child's first teacher. Home visitors also conduct regular screenings to help parents identify possible health and developmental issues.
For these reasons, Home Visitors must be trained professionals with expertise in such topics as prenatal care, child development, mental health, and substance abuse.