Start Early – Help Me Grow National Center

Over the course of June 2020-2021, The Help Me Grow (HMG) National Center, in partnership with Start Early (formerly The Ounce), hosted a year long professional learning opportunity for all HMG systems to utilize The Essentials of Home Visiting (formerly Achieve OnDemand) online training program for family support professionals free of charge.

Start Early is a leader in the early childhood field, translating field-tested approaches to training early childhood educators into research-validated professional development offerings. Learners can earn CEUs, including IACET CEUs, by engaging with the online self-paced courses and webinars from The Essentials of Home Visiting. This opportunity benefited a wide range of family support professionals, including HMG Managers, Care Coordinators, and Family Outreach workers. 

What is The Essentials of Home Visiting?
The Essentials of Home Visiting  is a unique online training program that incorporates real-life experiences and practical solutions applicable to both newly hired and more experienced home visiting professionals. Learning experiences, including online self-paced courses and live webinars, are based on decades of home visiting experience and consultation addressing the most pressing needs across the home visiting field, and strengthening the professionalism of the workforce. 

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