Home Visiting

Trained providers, such as nurses or parent educators, regularly visit families in their homes to offer a variety of home-based education and support. Millage-funded Home Visiting programs include: 

  • Camp Fire West Michigan 4C – The Little Scholars program is a new parent and relative-caregiver coaching model delivered in homes, caregiver homes, centers, institutions of trust, and other convenient locations.

  • D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s – Early Childhood Attachment services utilize the Infant Mental Health model to increase attachment between newborns, infants, and toddlers with their caregivers. 

  • Easterseals Michigan, Inc. – Evidence-based practice Incredible Years Home Coaching model will conduct home visiting services to Kent County residents.

  • Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) – A new home visiting service to families for their Early Head Start waitlist, a program called Flourish at Home.

  • Family Futures – Kent County Healthy Families: Home Visiting Services and Interpretation Services. 

  • Bright Beginnings Home Visiting (Kent ISD) – Bright Beginnings will expand current services to serve families with identified risk factors in Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kentwood Public Schools, Wyoming Public Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, and Godwin Heights Public Schools. 

  • MomsBloom – Expansion of In-home, Hands-on Postpartum Support program to provide practical and emotional support for mothers of newborns in Kent County, particularly those in underserved communities. 

  • Baby Scholars (Spectrum Health System) – Baby Scholars program which uses the Play and Learning Strategies (PALS) evidence-based model for home-based interventions.

  • Strong Beginnings (Spectrum Health System) – Strong Beginnings is a partnership of eight agencies to address the disparities in birth outcomes in Kent County.