Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

What’s the Latest on MIECHV Reauthorization? -

Congressional authorization for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) expired on September 30th. If lawmakers don’t act, programs and providers across the country that rely on MIECHV will soon be forced to drastically cut home visiting services, as funding from the current authorization will begin to run out. It is our hope that Congress will work together over the coming weeks to reauthorize this vital program … Read More

Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Expansive Early Childhood Policy Recommendations -

Children are America’s greatest resource, yet less than half of low-income children have access to high-quality early childhood programs that could dramatically improve their opportunities for a better future. A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) explores how our lawmakers can help support our nation’s youngest learners and working families The BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, led by former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), and former Representative George Miller (D-CA) … Read More

MIECHV Reauthorization Should be a Top Priority for Congress -

Congressional authorization for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) expired on September 30th. If lawmakers don’t act, programs and providers across the country that rely on MIECHV will soon be forced to drastically cut home visiting services, as funding from the current authorization will begin to run out. In addition to MIECHV, a number of crucial federal programs expired over the weekend, including the Children’s Health … Read More

Time is Running Out: MIECHV Expires September 30 -

Congressional authorization for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) expires September 30th. If lawmakers don’t act, programs and providers across the country that rely on MIECHV will soon be forced to drastically cut home visiting services, as funding from the current authorization will begin to run out. Congress must extend the MIECHV program to ensure stability for families, effectiveness of programs, and expansion of resources. Earlier … Read More

New Study Shows Extensive Benefits of Home Visiting -

A new study from Nobel laureate James Heckman provides a critical analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program, showing voluntary home visiting has extensive short- and long-term benefits for mothers and their children. Home visiting programs pair families looking for additional support and mentoring with trained home visitors such as nurses, social workers, and educators. Home-visitors helps families lay the foundation for the health, education, development, and … Read More