Home Visiting

BCW Trainings especially for Home Visitors:

These intensive trainings for home visitors provide a comprehensive view of the highest quality home visiting practices by bridging theory into practice. Emphasis is placed upon providing a nurturing, supportive environment for workers to encourage them to think creatively about ways to begin or enhance practices.

Training is based on adult learning theory and current research. Training is practical and concrete, designed to reduce fears and increase support and excitement about program philosophy and practice. Participants leave the trainings excited about home visiting and eager to try new techniques

Relationship-based Training for EHS Home Visitors: Three days of intensive training based on Linda’s book and her proven 4-Step Home Visit Model.
Evidence-based Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
Participants will: Enhance their knowledge of the Revised Head Start Act and Head Start Program Performance Standards as they apply to the EHS Home-Based Program Option.
Learn specific and practical methods for organizing home visits that support their agency’s chosen curriculum. (The BCW 4-Step Home Visit Model)
Learn and practice observing and recording parent-child interactions.(The BCW CHECKLIST)
Explore all aspects required for home visiting in the Home-Based Program Option.


Tummy Time BabyHome-Based Family Literacy: Babies Can’t Wait!
Two days of intensive training incorporating “The Big Five” from the OHS Planned Language Approach.  Presented by BCW founder and owner Linda Kimura, M.A.

This relationship-based training is based on the work of the National Head Start Family Literacy Center, the National Center for Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, the Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC) at WestEd, and the Head Start Program Performance Standards. However, they have been enhanced and updated to fit the needs of the EHS home-based program option. 


Almost Bagless Home Visiting: One day of intensive training immediately followed by one day of expert consultation.

It’s more than a dream – and it’s research-based!  Training day is based on using materials in the home to support the School Literacy Domains and the Math Strands.

Evidence-based Learning Objectives and Outcomes:
Participants will:  Understand the reasoning behind helping theory and how overuse of materials bags encourages enabling behavior.
Understand the concept of parents as full partners in their children’s education
Move away from last minute selection of “activities” by home visitors and toward intentional planning with parents.
Plan in small groups to move toward “almost bagless”


Early Head Start Home-Based Expert Consultation:  Individually determined consultation provided through your choice of on-site, phone/email/text.

Are you confident about your Home-Based Early Head Start:
• Service delivery model for child development services?
• Curriculum resources for child development and expectant families?
• Transition plans, services, and ages?
• Strategies for family partnerships?
• Professional development for staff?
• Policies & Procedures?
• Supervision and ongoing monitoring?
• Reflective practices?
• Recruitment and enrollment of children and families?

What frustrates your home-based staff? Too many family problems? If so, they may not understand the four steps of a home visit and how to facilitate each step.

Do your family engagement, health, and nutrition staff think early literacy is only the home visitors’ job? If so, they may not understand the four required types of family literacy listed in the revised Head Start Act.

We can help!  Linda’s years of knowledge and practice make her the ideal supportive consultant for your home-based option!


Please email Linda.Kimura@babiescantwait.com for more information.

NOTE: We normally book up approximately 4 to 6 months in advance. It’s a good idea to contact us as soon as you are considering a training so we can “pencil you in” until you are sure.



7 thoughts on “Home Visiting

    • Dear Mr Wilson: I suspect you are from Georgia. As it states on our “About Us” Page, we are not connected with the State of Georgia Early Intervention program they call Babies Can’t Wait – you can find them through your local phone book – call your local Dept of Health and they will give you the correct number for the program.
      Good luck – I am sure they will be happy to talk with you.
      Warmly, Linda
      Linda Kimura, the Babies Can’t Wait Lady

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    • Tammy I am guessing you are in Georgia. We are not connected to the Georgia Early Intervention program they call Babies Can’t Wait. To find them, please check your local phone book for your local health department. They can direct you to the correct person. Good luck, Warmly, Linda, the Babies Can’t Wait Lady

  2. I have a two year old child name Jeremiah. He just turned two in June and he babbles and doesn’t speak clearly. I had his doctor tell me I need someone to assist me with this problem. I waited patiently for him to talk clearly, but right now it is a great concern for me. I would love to hear words such as Mama and Daddy. If you can help me please I would gladly appreciate it.

    • Shanekia: I am thinking you are probably from Georgia and are looking for the State of Georgia Early Intervention program they call Babies Can’t Wait. It is not connected to our organization. Just call your local health department and ask them how to contact Babies Can’t Wait for an assessment. If you are not from Georgia, no problem. Every state has early intervention, but it has different names in different states. Again, just call your local health department and tell them you need to talk to someone in early intervention for ages birth to three. Good luck! You will get help.
      Warmly, Linda

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