Home Visiting Toolkit
June 19, 2020
ICDI is happy to share the Home Visiting Toolkit developed for the project ‘Making the first 1000 days count in Ethiopia!’.
The home visiting programme is developed by ICDI to supplement the existing health extension workers’ programme, supported by the national Ethiopian government, which is focusing mainly on health and nutrition.
Our home visiting programme puts play and responsive parenting at the centre, offering carers access to important information as well as very practical tools they can use in the day-to-day relationship with their young children.
The Toolkit is composed by 4 parts:
- Part One: Being a Home Visitor: roles, responsibilities, communication skills
- Part Two: Home visits in Practice: planning, outlines, do’s and don’ts
- Part Three: Info Cards on child development, play, learning and parenting (for Home Visitors)
- Part Four: Activity Cards for Home Visitors and carers to promote responsive parenting, child development and playful learning
The Toolkit is part of the project ‘Making the first 1000 days count in Ethiopia!’, with which ICDI, along with our partner organization, Education for Sustainable Development, developed a comprehensive approach combining home visiting and centre-based playful learning and responsive parenting activities in 7 communities.
It has been developed to be easily adapted to other contexts and on larger scales.