State & Tribal Profiles

Washington

Models implemented in Washington included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Family Spirit, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 73 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

56,472
home visits provided
including 29,079 virtual visits
5,943
families served
5,447
children served

Ethnicity

41% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

31% No high school diploma

Child Age

26% <1 year

50% 1-2 years

24% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

92% Public

5% Private

3% None

Primary Language

86% English

10% Spanish

4% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In Washington, there were 428,000 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 532,700 children.

532,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 532,700 children who could benefit —

428,000 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 Washington who met the following priority criteria:

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

Of the 428,000 families who could benefit —

44% 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: EHS, Family Spirit, 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. • Family Spirit reported children served, families served, and home visits only. • NFP reported primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language were not included.