MIECHV Offered in Marion County

August 10, 2017




The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Education Home Visiting program (MIECHV) is now available in Marion County. Services are offered through Kids Central, Inc. and managed by WellFlorida Council. Call 352-547-3730 for more information.

MIECHV is a free parenting program with enrollment open to eligible parents and caregivers with infants age 0 to 12 months. The program continues to serve families until the child is 3 years of age. MIECHV believes parents and caregivers are a child’s first and most important teacher. By using the evidence-based model Parents as Teachers, MIECHV supports parents in their work to raise safe, healthy, happy, school-ready children.

The program is available in five other counties in North Central Florida and is managed by Healthy Start of North Central Florida. Counties include:

Alachua: 352-337-1200

Bradford, Columbia, Hamilton and Putnam: 352-273-7588

Learn more about the program at www.HelpingBabiesGrow.org.

MIECHV is a federal program implemented in Florida through the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Inc. and is funded by a grant from the U. S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

This program is supported by the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood HomeVisiting Initiative. This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D89MC28265, D90MC28300 and X10MC29478, Affordable Care Act, Maternal, Infant andEarly Childhood Home Visiting Program, $8,361,139, $6,402,965 and $10,937,600, respectively.This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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