The AVANCE home visiting component is an extension and a follow up of the parenting education provided at the center. It allows for individual attention to be provided to the family in a familiar environment and creates the opportunity to gain better insights into the family’s conditions and needs. Staff make every effort to assist the family obtain the needed social services outside the realm of parenting, such as food, clothing, shelter, counseling, and other economic assistance.
The quality of the interaction and communication occurring between the parent and the child can be observed first hand. The home visits allow for the demonstration of parental understanding of learning through play and appropriate environmental stimulation. Home visits are scheduled every month for each family and promote one to one teaching of the parent in skill areas that the parent seems weak in or is having a difficult time understanding.