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Pennsylvania Aims to Monitor and Improve MIECHV Program Quality

Feb 9, 2016

Accountability & Evaluation resource information on state policies and initiatives that impact infants, toddlers and their families

Pennsylvanias 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 imple¬menting 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 im-plemented with fidelity to the model, and whether there are appropriate linkages between home visiting and the states early learning standards. The monitoring tool helps to uncover areas where targeted technical assis¬tance 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 THREEs paper, The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Smart Investments Build Strong Systems for Young Children found at

http://www.zerotothree.org/policy/homevisiting/docs/ztt-homevisiting_final.pdf

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