The U.S House of Representatives passed H.R. 8876, The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill passed on a vote of 390-26. Colorado Representatives voting in favor of the bill were: Representative Lauren Boebert, Representative Jason Crow, Representative Diana DeGette, Representative Joe Neguse and Representative … Continue reading MIECHV Passes in the House
a letter to the editor recently published in the Denver North Star Last week, I worked with 11 families with young children in Denver. I spent time with each family, showing them how playing with simple tools, like bubble solution and pipe cleaners, or water and plastic cups, can build fine motor skills and stimulate … Continue reading A Denver home visitor reflects on her work – LTE
A recent letter to the editor published in the Elbert County News As an educator, I know how important a child’s early years are. Those crucial years are the most important in ensuring children are set up for success in school and in life. Throughout my career, I have seen that young children … Continue reading Home visits improve kids’ lives – letter to the editor
The Catholic Charities-Diocese of Pueblo’s Parents As Teachers program was designated a Blue Ribbon affiliate for the third consecutive year. To earn Blue Ribbon Affiliate status sites must undergo a rigorous evaluation over and above what a normal site experiences. According to Parents as Teachers: “To earn the Quality Endorsement, affiliates must complete a comprehensive … Continue reading Pueblo’s Parents As Teachers program earns national recognition, once again.
On December 12, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3, The Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. The bill seeks to lower prescription drug prices by allowing the government to negotiate with drug manufacturers. Of note to those interested in home visiting was the inclusion in the measure of Representative Danny … Continue reading Passage of Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act includes a doubling of funding for MIECHV
Colorado’s Parents as Teachers’ sites continue to earn recognition as among the best in the nation. This year the Parents as Teachers National Center awarded Blue Ribbon Affiliate status to three Parents as Teachers sites in Colorado: Colorado Springs School District 11/Adult and Family Education (Colorado Springs); Community Partnership FRC (Divide) and Family Star Montessori … Continue reading Three Parents as Teachers affiliates earn Blue Ribbon designation
On Friday, November 8, Laura Knudtson (Chair of the Colorado Home Visiting Coalition) and Heather Tritten (Executive Director of Parent Possible) presented on home visiting to Early Childhood Leadership Council Program Quality and Alignment Subcommittee. Laura Knudtson laid out the current reality of home visiting in Colorado as well as exciting opportunities for expansion and … Continue reading Current Realities and Emerging Opportunities
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