Virginia’s Home Visiting Consortium is a collaboration of statewide early childhood home visiting programs that serve families of children from pregnancy through age 5. The Consortium reports to the Early Childhood Advisory Council and is a partner in Virginia’s Plan for Smart Beginnings. State Coordinators of each home visiting program are the Consortium membership.
Since 2006, the Consortium has been improving the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of early childhood home visiting services in Virginia through interagency collaboration and by focusing on five areas:
- State policies and procedures;
- Technical assistance to local coalitions and communities;
- Core training for all early childhood home visitors;
- Interagency efforts to improve screening, data collection and evaluation processes;
- Collaborative programs with medical providers and child care providers.
One of the goals of the Home Visiting Consortium is to support a comprehensive professional development system for Virginia Home Visitors by offering high quality training through a sustainable, competency-based, tiered system that promotes best practices, incorporates current research and is linked to Virginia’s evaluation outcomes. The Home Visiting Consortium offers Core and Specialized trainings for home visitors and their supervisors.
Live trainings are for home visiting staff members who are currently employed by one of the following Virginia home visiting programs: