Effective Workforce

This brief (external link) report highlights the needs of and supports for babies and toddlers in Pennsylvania. Program leaders can use these facts to focus the topics of support provided to home visitors.

While there be sure to check out:

Links about Pennsylvania focused resources and initiatives.

This article (external link) provides father-focused results from a national Zero to Three parent survey. Useful to help staff who work directly with families to consider dads’ perspectives and provide appropriate supports.

While there be sure to check out:

Other links about fathers and other social development topics.

Family coaching is a powerful strategy for home visitors. Check out this topic of interest page (external link) on the EITA portal for a wealth of information and resources.

Teaching Social Skills

Learn more about how children develop social skills starting from birth and how you can support a child’s development of these important life skills. Early Connections (external link)

While there be sure to check out:

the video from Feelings to Friendships: Nurturing Healthy Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years (external link).

Learn what you can do to support social-emotional development in your child from birth to age three. Like any skill, young children develop these abilities in small steps over time. Developing Social-Emotional Skills(external link)

Emotion Coaching is a five-step method for guiding your child in how to respond to their feelings. As families and caregivers become an Emotion Coach relationship grow and improve as everyone learns valuable skills that will last a lifetime. Parenting Counts (external link)

While there be sure to check out:

Developmental Timelines (external link)with many short videos (*use Firefox browser to view videos).




Nurturing Relationships/Supportive Environments

Short self-assessment checklists (external link) that include topics such as “Families are full team members, and Communication for Teaming and Collaboration Checklist”.

While there be sure to check out:

    • Informed family decision-making practices,
    • Family capacity building checklist, and
    • Adult-child interaction checklist.

Addressing Challenging Behaviors

This site (external link) provides a variety of links to topics that provide resources for families to seek help in promoting desirable behavior at  home.

While there be sure to check out:

“Getting Behavior In Shape at Home” and other resources listed as PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports).

This site (external link) provides a description of the ABC’s of behavior management at home

While there be sure to check out:

“How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior.”

This resource (external link) provides a list of important considerations for parents in planning to support positive behavior at home.”

For Trainers/Coaches

This document (external link) is a research article that illustrates the benefits on the Positive Parent-Child Relationships..”
Coaching Kits guide coaches from assessment to strategies for teaching and providing feedback on various topics. Check out the Teaching Friendship Skills and Problem Solving kits. (opens in a new tab)

We are developing additional kits to support your work. Keep coming back to check for new coaching kits!






Social Emotional Resources for Families

Social Emotional Resources for
Center-based Programs