Home Visiting

Chrispeels, Boruta, and Daugherty (1988) describe home visiting as a personal way for schools to reach families:

"Home visits are a unique opportunity for real two-way communication between home and school. They acquaint the home visitor with a child's family and culture, and provide a familiar setting for listening to parents' concerns and recognizing their contributions to the home-school partnership. They may be the only way of communicating with hard-to-reach parents who are reluctant to come to school meetings, who don't have a telephone, or who cannot read the written communications from the school.

Home visits can serve a variety of goals. They can be used to:

Courtesy of the San Diego County Office of Education.


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