Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
What COVID precautions are being taken?
Home visitors wear masks to help protect families and children. Some programs are also offering virtual visits at the family’s request. Please contact PPP directly at 602-633-0732 for specific information about programs in your area.
Who are home visitors?
Home visitors are vetted, professional members of the organizations in Parent Partners Plus. They are trained to work with children and families and ready to help you with your family’s needs.
What can you expect during a home visit?
Home visitors work with you to identify the needs your family may have and the resources available to you, and will help connect you with resources that can assist your family. Most programs also offer developmental and sensory screenings for birth to five year olds as well as fun activities to help prepare young children for school.
What will we do during a home visit?
• Home visitors provide child development information and developmental milestones to parents so they understand how the child grows.
• Activities for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to help their development.
• Focus on literacy, including tips on how to create a language-rich environment and support the child’s language development.
• Support for parents in reaching personal goals they might have, such as going back to work or school, financial goals, etc.
I am looking for socialization for my child, can these programs help me?
Many programs also offer opportunities for families to connect with other parents in the program — fun activities just for program participants at local parks and community centers.
During the COVID pandemic, many home visiting programs are offering virtual socialization opportunities for families.
Who can participate in home visits?
• Programs work with the whole family — mom, dad, grandma, siblings, and anyone who is important in the child’s life is welcome to participate.
• Services are also available for grandparents raising grandchildren and other foster/adoptive parents.
Is there a cost to participate?
All programs are offered at no cost to families. Programs receive funding from a variety of state and federal sources including First Things First in Arizona, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Parent Guidelines For Key Milestones
The CDC provides important information for parents on health and behavior throughout the early childhood years. Click the links below for moreinformation:
Additionally, ZERO TO THREE provides information for parents on several important early childhood topics.