State & Tribal Profiles

Connecticut

Models implemented in Connecticut included Child First, Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Check-Up, Healthy Families America, Minding the Baby, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 58 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

58,712
home visits provided
including 23,059 virtual visits
3,546
families served
3,501
children served

Ethnicity

49% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

16% No high school diploma

Child Age

33% <1 year

31% 1-2 years

36% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

89% Public

11% Private

<1% None

Primary Language

89% English

10% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Connecticut, there were 164,500 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 212,000 children.

212,000 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 212,000 children who could benefit —

164,500 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 priority criteria:

  • Child <1 18%
  • Single mother 23%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 5%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 2%
  • Low income 18%

Of the 164,500 families who could benefit —

45% of families met one or more priority criteria

15% 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. This State Profile includes participant data from the following evidence-based models: Child First, EHS, Minding the Baby, NFP, and PAT. • Missing and unknown data were not included in calculations. • Percentages may not add 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 did not require reporting on 2020 data due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of children served in 2019 was included as a proxy for children and families served in 2020. • Minding the Baby did not report virtual home visits, child insurance status, or primary language. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.