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The Early Years Home Visitation Outcomes Project
 
A collaborative effort of service providers, public and private funders and evaluators who serve children and families in Wisconsin through a variety of home visitation programs. In order to strengthen their advocacy efforts, home visitation program directors recognized the need to develop common evaluation methods to assess their level of success in supporting families in Wisconsin. The goal of this project is to provide a common outcome measurement process and support its use in home visitation programs throughout Wisconsin. Outcome measurement has emerged as a critical component of nonprofit community-based service provision. By providing the tools for effective program evaluation, the project seeks to improve the quality and accountability of home visitation

The Home Half Day
This training session is designed to provide program directors, managers and supervisors with the conceptual framework for proper administration of The HOME Inventory within their programs. Topics covered include: purpose of the HOME, research based development, validity and reliability, cultural sensitivity, administration of The HOME Inventory, training protocols, scoring The HOME Inventory and action planning.

Full Day
This full day session is designed to provide technical information necessary for the proper administration of The HOME Inventory. Topics covered include item and subscale composition, inventory set-up, calibration for valid and reliable data collection, techniques for acquiring information, scoring, and interpreting scores

ASQ and ASQ: SE (Ages and Stages Questionnaires and Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional)
Topics covered include: features of ASQ and ASQ:SE, how to deliver and score the ASQ and ASQ:SE, understanding cut-off scores, how to share results with parents, referrals and follow-up.

Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS)
Parents Plus is happy to be a partner in this training for Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards that is taking place throughout Wisconsin for educators, child care providers and families who want to continue to improve the quality of early education and care for children ages three through the completion of kindergarten. Sixty-eight trainers are providing training within local communities, regions and at the state level for parents, child care staff, family child care providers, preschool staff, Head Start/Early Head Start staff, four and five year-old kindergarten staff, special education staff, administrators associated with early education and care, and educators in higher education systems.

     
     

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“I learned the importance of being more involved as kids get older – not less.”
-Partners in Education training participant

“I will be as involved in my children’s education as possible.”
-Training participant

 


“Parents Plus Inc. has been an invaluable partner in helping us to grow our Parents as Teachers program and has provided so many great resources in professional development and technical assistance for our staff.”
-Staci Hansen-Sontoski, Family Support Programs Manager
La Causa FRC


"The National Center for PAT is honored to work with Parents Plus, Inc. Their professionalism & strong commitment to bettering the lives of children & families is commendable, as is the collaborative spirit with which they operate."
-Susan S. Stepleton, President & CEO National Center for PAT

"Parents Plus contributions are valuable insights on what parents need to be successful. PPI clearly understands that children grow up in families & families live in communities & it is imperative that we consider this construct when developing systems of support."
-Therese Ahlers, MS, MPA
Director, WI Alliance for Infant Mental Health

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