Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)
The Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium does not have a physical address. It is a group of representatives from the 8 home visiting programs that serve families with young children in Champaign County. The 8 programs include:
GREAT Start through the Champaign Urbana Public Health District
CU Early through Urbana Early Childhood
Parent Wonders through DSC
Healthy Start through The Baby Fold
Paving Pathways through The Crisis Nursery
Early Head Start through RPC
Healthy Beginnings through Carle
Healthy Families through Children’s Home and Aid
The Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium is comprised of representatives from the 8 home-visiting programs that serve families with young children in Champaign County. The Home Visiting Consortium builds a system of care that supports young children and their families through collaboration and coordination of services. The group works together to create seamless, unduplicated home visiting services in Champaign County that support the delivery of early care, developmental, and educational services for pregnant women and children from birth to age 5 through home visitation services. Home visiting is a free, voluntary service that brings support to your doorstep! Home visitors work with parents to focus on their goals, provide child developmental support and education, and connect parents to community resources.
We understand that parenting a little one is hard, and parents need support. Parents have a lot of questions about how to support their child’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development, and how to find resources in the community that can help. In Champaign County, free developmental screenings are offered through the Developmental Services Center, as well as through home visiting programs. Developmental screenings provide parents with an understanding of their child’s strengths and skills and address developmental questions parents may have. Screenings look at areas of development in communication, fine motor, gross motor, personal-social, and problem-solving. If there are developmental concerns identified through a screening, the child can be connected to Early Intervention services for specialized developmental support to meet their needs.
The Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium makes sure every child has what they need to succeed, and every parent has the support they need. We believe in the “no-wrong door” policy, to ensure families are placed into the home visiting program that best fits their needs.
Free developmental screenings are always available through the Developmental Services Center for children aged birth to five. Parents can contact DSC to schedule a screening. During the month of April, the Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium will be holding Ready, Set, Connect! events throughout Champaign County. We will have trained developmental screeners on-site at various locations to provide free developmental screenings to children aged birth to five. Parents can learn more information about these developmental screenings and register by visiting the Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium website at www.champaigncountyhomevisiting.com. These screening events are made possible through Birth to Five Illinois Implementation Grant Funding and in collaboration with the United Way of Champaign County.
Champaign County Home Visiting Consortium