THE PARENT/TEACHER HOME VISIT PROJECT
is an inexpensive and easily replicated model of family engagement that has been proven to end the cycle of blame between families and school staff by building trust and respect, instilling cultural competency and increasing personal and professional capacity for all involved.
The increased communication, trust and support between families and teachers via home visits result in:
- Increased student attendance rates.
- Increased student test scores.
- Decreased suspension and expulsion rates.
- Decreased vandalism at school site.
Home visits also provide a positive opportunity to meet federal and state mandates that families be meaningfully informed of their child’s academic standing.
This model began in Sacramento, California but has since been adopted and adapted by schools and districts in seventeen other states.