Home Visiting Team

Grounded in a strengths-based approach, our team supports new and experienced home visiting programs.

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About the Home Visiting Team

Home Visiting in Washington

Home visiting is a voluntary, proven way to support and strengthen families in the first years of life. Trained home visitors and parents develop trusting relationships and work together over several years to address prenatal and infant care, child development and parenting skills. Home visitors also ensure coordination and referrals to other valuable resources and community services. It is a multi-generational approach that has the power to positively change the trajectory of an entire family.

Research shows home visiting programs increase positive parent-child interaction, support early detection of developmental delays, improve school readiness and increase high school graduation rates. In addition, home visiting programs increase positive birth outcomes for children, improve the likelihood that families have a primary care physician and decrease rates of child abuse and neglect. Our goal is to ensure families across Washington state have equitable access to personalized, high quality home-based services that support their child’s healthy growth and development and positive parent-child relationship.

Start Early Washington

We inform systems, drive innovation, support the workforce and advocate for children and families to ensure high quality implementation of prenatal and early learning services to achieve the strongest outcomes for families in Washington state. Working in concert with the Department of Children, Youth and Families and other public and private funders, Start Early Washington supports new and existing home visiting programs with coaching, consultation, training and professional learning.

Start Early Washington’s home visiting team includes experts in home visiting, family engagement, program implementation and community service coordination. Grounded in a strengths-based approach, our team supports new and experienced home visiting programs through the following services:

Home Visiting Exploration & Readiness

Young child holding mother's pregnant bellyWe work with communities interested in starting up a new home visiting program and facilitating a community-driven and collaborative decision-making process. Home visiting exploration brings together key community partners, including families, to consider the benefits of home visiting and assess readiness and fit with existing services.

Individualized Technical Assistance

Toddlers playing with toys We provide ongoing technical assistance to individual home visiting supervisors, consulting on specific home visiting implementation questions, collaboratively exploring solutions to challenges and promoting connections with other resources. Supports are individually tailored based on the program’s model, funder and years of experience with home visiting.


Facilitated Peer-to-Peer Connections

Two women working togetherWe facilitate group discussion opportunities for home visitors and supervisors across Washington state, leveraging the collective knowledge of the home visiting workforce to facilitate peer-to-peer learning, reflection and networking.


Continuous Quality Improvement Coaching

Young boy reading with adult We provide access to tools and resources that measurably improve program goals and ensure the highest quality service delivery. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) supports include customized, individual coaching through a specific project, with opportunities to review emerging lessons learned across programs. Integrating CQI tools and frameworks improves quality and outcomes over time.

State Model Office Activities

Baby smiling and looking directly at camera We house state model leads for Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers and ParentChild+ models of home visiting. With many years of expertise in home visiting, model leads support home visiting programs to implement evidence-based home visiting models with fidelity.