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Home Visiting

Home Visiting


  • Families with young children (birth to age 5)
  • New parents
  • Teen parents
  • Expectant mothers
  • Grandparents raising grandchildren


Starting from birth, having a close, positive relationship with their primary caregiver — usually mom or dad or both — makes a huge impact on a child’s future. Parents want to do their best for their child, but many feel overwhelmed with stress and the challenges of being a parent. 

You can be the parent you want to be. You have what it takes to help your child learn, grow and be healthy. Home visiting can help.


First Things First supports free home visiting programs across Arizona that provide 1-on-1 help for parents of young children and expectant moms in the convenience of your own home. A trained parent educator will work with you to: 

  • Help you understand how your child is developing 
  • Learn positive parenting skills and how to handle challenging behaviors
  • Help your child learn and develop social-emotional skills
  • Do fun activities with your child
  • Connect you with helpful information and resources available in your community
  • Answer your questions and give you emotional support and encouragement

You’ll build a close relationship with your parent educator. Regular home visits are made over a period of months or years. Visits may be scheduled for every week, every other week, or every month, depending on the program and your availability.

There are different types of programs for different parents and children. Check with the home visiting program in your area to learn more and see if you are eligible based on your family income. They’ll be happy to talk with you and help you see if home visiting is right for you and your family.


  • Parenting Education
  • Family Resource Centers
  • Supporting Children with Special Needs
  • Family Activities



Home Visiting Success Stories

Mother reading to her children that are sitting next to her on the floor

Home visitation program provides Avondale boys path to success

  • Southwest Maricopa
Father in baseball cap with son and his mother

Registered nurse helps new mom care for infant son in Tucson

  • Pima North
Mom holding her sons hands as he learns how to walk

Home visitation program provides support to Peach Springs boy with developmental milestones

  • Hualapai Tribe
Dad with beard, mom in navy blue dress, toddler boy, son in yellow t-shirt

Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time mom learn how to take of care of infant son in Tempe

  • East Maricopa

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