Tools and Training Resources for Home Visitors
This is the go-to place for updated blank forms for data collection and resources for First Teacher’s home visitors. This will be particularly helpful when hiring new staff. You will find all the PowerPoint training presentations for the Ages and Stages Questionnaire – 3, Ages and Stages Questionnaire – Social-Emotional, HOME, Resources on Best Practices in Home Visiting, Edinburgh Maternal Depression Screening, and other great resources.
Alabama First Teacher Competencies
Alabama’s Home Visiting program, First Teacher, serves families from the prenatal stage through age five. Core Competencies create a common thread of Professional Development expectations across the variety of home visiting programs for the ultimate benefit of families in Alabama. They are established to provide a framework and a common language for workforce development planning. The Alabama Home Visiting Core Competencies are intended to be used as tools by the workforce to conduct ongoing self-assessments, as well as professional development planning. They are a set of attributes, knowledge, and skills that reflect best practices for professionals in the field. The Core Competencies provide expectations for what the workforce should know and be able to do in a respectful and competent manner in their roles working with families. Input was gathered on The Alabama Home Visiting Core Competencies by stakeholders, statewide Home Visiting program model leads, representation from Early Head Start/Head Start and Child Care, and representatives from local Home Visiting programs throughout the state.