Early Steps to School Success™—Home Visiting

Model effectiveness research report last updated: 2019

In brief

Evidence of model effectiveness

This model does not meet the criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for an “evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model” for the general population or for tribal populations because there are no high- or moderate-rated effectiveness studies of the model.

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Model description

Early Steps to School Success™ (Early Steps) is an early childhood development model that serves low-income families with children from birth until the child’s fifth birthday. The model provides twice-monthly home visits for children from birth until the child’s third birthday, parent support groups, referrals to center-based early childhood programs, a book bag exchange to supply families with children’s books, and transition to preschool and kindergarten support. The HomVEE review focuses on the home visiting component of the model (Early Steps-Home Visiting), including other activities facilitated by the home visitor, such as toddler storybook hours, parenting education groups, and family nights. Early Steps-Home Visiting strives to foster children’s school readiness skills, help parents support their children’s growth and development, and facilitate positive parent–school relationships. For more information, please read the Model Overview.

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Extent of evidence

Results of search and review
Number of manuscripts
At least one finding was eligible for review…
2
  …and at least one finding rated high
0
  …and at least one finding rated moderate (but none rated high)
0
  …and all findings that were eligible for review rated low
2
  …but manuscript is additional source2
0

For more information, see the research database. For more information on the criteria used to rate research, please see details of HomVEE’s methods and standards.

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Summary of findings

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Criteria established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This model has no manuscripts that report high- or moderate-rated findings and therefore does not meet HHS criteria for an evidence-based early childhood home visiting service delivery model.

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