Early childhood home visiting programs and precarious funding options
New parents are seeing the benefits of having social workers and health care professionals come to their homes to offer hands-on lessons in early childhood development. But what happens when funding for these programs dries up? This week, on State of Opportunity, Dustin Dwyer takes a closer look at infant and early childhood home visiting programs in Michigan.
"It’s been a real learning curve for us to be able to really figure it out and understand and to be very strategic about maximizing what we can accomplish with the funding.” Nancy Peeler, Child Health Care Unit, Michigan Department of Community Health