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Receive personalized support and visits for families with children pregnancy – 36 months

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A relationship and research-based curriculum

Approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, Baby TALK supports the Home Visitor to meet the real needs of children and families. Using age appropriate activities and resources for parents, our home visitor provides individualized lesson plans tailored to families.

 

Tracking your child’s development goals

Every six months our home visitor and families create goals together. Every four months, the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) are conducted with families. Our home visitor and parents do this screening together to look at different areas of your child’s development.

Our Home Visiting program is…

  • Friendly: one-on-one meetings with you, your child, and an early childhood development expert
  • Convenient: meet in your home or a convenient spot nearby (currently virtual due to COVID)
  • Frequent: twice a month meetings are important when your child is young and rapidly developing
  • Educational: get ideas to create learning opportunities for your child in your home
  • Personalized: devoted time for your questions, such as breastfeeding, potty training, and specific ways for best prepare your child for learning and school
  • Social: share experiences with other parents during monthly parent groups

A Typical Visit

Our home visitor calls one of the parents for their visit. We get started by checking in on how things have been going since the last visit.

Home visitor asks about the activities that were provided that month. For example, a shape matching game with velcro, then a small art project like coloring with crayons or paint. The home visitor models and works with the child and with the activities.

The home visitor then shares her screen so they can read books together. The books vary depending on the child’s interest. At the end of the visit, we sing a good-bye song.

The home visitor asks the family if they need any supplies, like diapers, formula, etc. If so, we connect them to resources.

Home Visitor: Estefania Ornelas

Estefania joined Concordia on Whipple in June 2016 as an assistant teacher in the Early Learning program. In July 2020, she accepted the new role of Home Visitor. In this position, Estefania engages with the communities we serve and enrolls families into the Home Visiting program, providing individualized support and resources to pregnant women and families with young children.

Estefania has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in educational studies, from Lake Forest College. Prior to joining Concordia, Estefania was a regular volunteer at Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she visited young children, especially infants, who were in the hospital for surgery or treatment. When she’s not at work, Estefania loves being outdoors, rock climbing, and hiking.

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Concordia Place provides 40 years of experience in delivering high-quality early childhood programming.
Our programs were designed with your child’s changing needs in mind; alongside health, safety, and security measures to put your mind at ease.

To register in our Home Visiting program, or to learn more,
email us at homevisiting@concordiaplace.org
or call us at 773.463.1600 x 212

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