A project of 360 Communities
Dakota Healthy Families is a home visiting program that enhances parenting skills of first-time parents who live in Dakota County, MN.
We use an early intervention and prevention-focused approach to teach parents how to provide early learning, to help build social and emotional intelligence in their children, to keep the child current on immunizations, and help prepare for a successful preschool screening.
Home Visitors encourage active participation and engage with families by visiting weekly for the first year and biweekly thereafter. Dakota Healthy Families currently serves 102 families.
When a child graduates at age 4, the family is transitioned to the Family Support Worker in the school the child will attend. Twelve of the 14 children who graduated in 2010 were transitioned to the Family Support Worker. This uniquely positions 360 Communities to support children 0 to 18 years old.
Dakota Healthy Families is a service provided by 360 Communities, made possible by funding from Dakota County and other community funders.