What Is the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV)?

6/2013

This information sheet describes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) funded Early Head Start Home Visiting model. Early Head Start staff may use this resource for a greater understanding of the model and how it compares to the Office of Head Start funded Early Head Start Home-based option.

MIECHV is a program designed to improve outcomes for at-risk children and families through evidence-based home visiting programs. MIECHV coordinates work at the federal, state and local levels. The program was established in 2010 and is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). MIECHV grants are made to states and tribal communities to “deliver effective evidence-based early childhood home visiting programs to pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents and primary caregivers of young children birth to kindergarten entry in communities identified through statewide needs assessments as being at risk.”

Source: Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center

Available at: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/tta-system/ehsnrc/Early%20Head%20Start/program-options/home-based/WhatIstheMater.htm

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