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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

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Visiting Families in Their Homes

30 Clock Hours / 3.0 CEUs

Visiting Families in Their Homes
Visiting Families in Their Homes Course Description: 

This course is intended for home visitors, not child care providers, and may not meet state training requirements for early childhood professionals. This course focuses on principles that guide home visiting programs; qualifications, characteristics, skills and techniques essential for successful home visitors; strategies to manage effective home visitor programs; and professionalism and ethical practices for home visitors. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

This course is different from many of our courses because it requires two books. You must read both the coursebook
Visiting Families in Their Homes, and a textbook, Home Visiting: Procedures for Helping Families, 2nd Edition. (This textbook is included.)

Learning Outcomes: After completing Visiting Families in Their Homes you will be able to describe theories of child development, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationships as they relate to home visiting; identify home visiting principles and services; and describe various home visiting programs and research. Read More.

Lesson Titles: Theories, Principles, and Programs; Home Visitor Characteristics, Skills, and Techniques; Managing Home Visits: Scheduling, Planning, and Meeting Clients’ Individual Needs; Ethical and Professional Issues and Assessment and Documentation; History and Future Directions of Home Visiting

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Please note: This course is only available as part of the Home Visitor CDA Set or Home Visitor CDA Renewal Set. If you are interested in purchasing this course separately for your Home Visitor CDA or renewal, please call or email us for more information.


Topics Covered in Visiting Families in Their Home

  • Theories and principles that guide home visiting programs 
  • Ways home visiting programs can serve clients 
  • Qualifications, skills, characteristics, and techniques required for successful home visitors 
  • Ways to work effectively with people from a different cultural background than one's own 
  • Scheduling and planning of home visits 
  • Strategies for handling special circumstances in home visiting 
  • Personal safety considerations for home visitors 
  • Standards of confidentiality and ethical concerns for home visitors
  • Implications of unusual family stresses and strategies for helping families that experience unusual stresses 
  • Assessments and documentation techniques used in home visiting programs

Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on Visiting Families in Their Homes:

"I just started with the home visit course in the book format. I'm finding it very informative!" - Brooklyn, New York

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on official Care Courses certificates of completion which are accessed in the My Courses area of your account.

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