Home Visitors Are Vital to Positive Parenting, Great Outcomes

February 28, 2019

Published by CounciLINK on February 28, 2019


home-visitorHome Visitor program continues to grow as a strategy for targeting families, pregnant women and children from birth to age 5 years.

The latest federal Head Start/Early Head Start regulations now require Home Visitors to “have a minimum of a home-based CDA credential or comparable credential, or equivalent coursework as part of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.”

(For the complete Home Visitor Federal regulations visit https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/policy/45-cfr-chap-xiii/1302-91-staff-qualifications-competency-requirements)

The Council is proud to offer the field of home visitation the standards for training, evaluation, and professional recognition for their Home Visitors.

We invite you to learn more about the national CDA Home Visitor Credential as a valuable opportunity for Home Visitor educators to demonstrate their competence in delivering high-quality learning experiences for families, to earn professional recognition and to meet national regulations.

For more information about the CDA Home Visitor Credentialing program visit https://www.cdacouncil.org/credentials/apply-for-cda/home-visitor.

The Council also is inviting professionals with backgrounds in home visitation to apply for the position of Professional Development Specialist (PDS) – to evaluate candidates applying for the Home Visitor Credential in their communities. For more information visit www.cdacouncil.org/.

You also may contact Vilma M. Williams, senior manager, Multilingual and Special Programs at vilmaw@cdacouncil.org.

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