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Pennsylvania Aims to Monitor and Improve MIECHV Program Quality

Feb 9, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program leaders are working to set clear expectations for programs and to specify a plan for improvement should expectations not be met.

Building upon a monitoring tool for state preschool, MIECHV program leaders created and are now implementing a tool that is used in the field by contracted infant toddler specialists to track compliance and to identify areas for improvement. Specifically, the tool helps to identify whether enrollment benchmarks are met, whether the home visiting programs are being implemented with fidelity to the model, and whether there are appropriate linkages between home visiting and the state’s early learning standards. The monitoring tool helps to uncover areas where targeted technical assistance is needed and a course of action for improvement.

Learn more about Pennsylvania and how other states are using MIECHV funds to strengthen their early childhood systems in ZERO TO THREE’s paper, The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Smart Investments Build Strong Systems for Young Children.

Reviewed May 2018.

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