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State & Tribal Profiles


Models implemented in Connecticut included Child First, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Minding the Baby, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 89 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

home visits provided
families served
children served


48% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

22% No high school diploma

Child Age

27% <1 year

39% 1-2 years

33% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

90% Public

9% Private

1% None

Primary Language

79% English

16% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Connecticut, there were 171,700 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 216,500 children.

216,500 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 216,500 children who could benefit —

171,700 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in Connecticut who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 18%
  • Single mother 24%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 19%

Of the 171,700 families who could benefit —

46% of families met one or more priority criteria

17% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS data may be underreported. Data include EHS programs providing home-based services only. EHS race, ethnicity, and primary language data include children and pregnant caregivers. EHS does not report home visits or families served. The number of children served was included as a proxy for families served. • Minding the Baby does not report child insurance status or primary language data. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.