CCRC's Home Visiting program is a First 5 funded initiative directly linked to Welcome Baby which is active in 14 Best Start Communities throughout Los Angeles County. To participate in our Home Visiting program, families must live within the Best Start community boundaries of Pacoima, Panorama City, Palmdale and Lancaster. Families must be referred to us from the Welcome Baby program - there are no self-referrals.
Our Home Visiting program utilizes the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum whose mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Each enrolled family will receive at least two home visits each month for up to five years from a certified parent educator who provides support and information that is specific to your child’s age. Topics include:
- Tips and activities that will help your baby grow
- What to expect from your child as he/she gets older
- Ways to support and encourage your baby's growth and development
- Health & wellness screenings
Participating families will also have an opportunity to meet with other parents once a month during Group Connections. These meetings encourage parents to share parenting ideas, experiences and concerns.
For more information, please contact our Resource & Referral Department at 818-717-1000.