What is Home Based?
At Tri-County Head Start our philosophy is “Parents are the Best Teachers”. During the home visit, a parent is the primary teacher for their child. The Home Visitor provides ideas and support. Parents will plan activities for visits and provide learning materials from common household items. Together you will collect information on your child and track their progress using the TS Gold online assessment system.
Home Visitors visit their families each week for 1.5 hours. Federal regulations require 32 home visits per program year.
Parents and their child also attend one of our center locations for a classroom experience twice a month. We call this SCHOOL!. It’s a great way to introduce children to a classroom setting and for parents to meet other families. SCHOOL! is planned by the families and the home visitor together. The activities will build on home visit experiences, and help prepare your child for the classroom setting.