Family Literacy and Home Visiting Programs

Authored by: Deanna S. Gomby

Handbook of Family Literacy

Print publication date:  April  2012
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415884570
eBook ISBN: 9780203841495
Adobe ISBN: 9781136899126


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Home visiting programs reach hundreds of thousands of families with young children annually and have been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (2009), the United States General Accounting Office (1990), and the National Academy of Sciences (Chalk & King, 1998). In fiscal year 2009–10, 46 states and the District of Columbia had state-based home visiting systems, with state funding totaling at least $1.36 billion (Pew Center on the States, n.d.). Investment in home visiting is growing: the federal 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act authorized $1.5 billion over 5 years for home visiting expansion and evaluation.

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