Home Visiting

The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a child’s development. In fact, children’s early experiences and interactions with adults shape brain development and serve as the foundation for further learning. Home visiting empowers parents and caregivers to meet their family’s needs and to engage more fully in their children’s care and growth. Research shows that home visiting improves children’s school readiness and prevents child abuse and neglect.

Home Visiting is a proven service delivery strategy that helps children and families thrive. Home visiting has existed in some form for more than 100 years, paving the way to a healthier, safer, and more successful future for families. It connects parents-to-be and parents of young children with a designated support person who guides them through the early stages of raising a family. For many, it is a bridge to becoming the kind of parents they want to be so they can unlock their child’s potential.

Idaho’s Home Visiting program is called the Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting or MIECHV for short. Find out more about it here Idaho Home Visiting or by clicking on your regional link below

Find home visiting programs by region…

Region 1 Panhandle District (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Shoshone)

Region 2 North Central District (Latah, Nez Pierce, Lewis, Clearwater, Idaho)

Region 3 Southwest District (Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, Owyhee)

Region 4 Central District (Valley, Boise, Ada, Elmore)

Region 5 South Central (Camas, Blaine, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka, Twin Falls, Cassia)

Region 6 Southeastern District (Lemhi, Custer, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Bonneville)

Region 7 Eastern District (Butte. Bingham, Power, Bannock, Caribou, Oneida, Franklin, Bear Lake)



What’s happening with Home Visiting across the states?

The Pew Home Visiting Campaign partners with policy makers and advocates to promote smart state investments in quality, voluntary home-based programs for new and expectant families. Learn more about our campaign at http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/home-visiting-campaign