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Online Learning Modules for Home Visitors

In English and Spanish

These free online training modules cover the following topics:
  • Communicating with Families
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Parents with Cognitive Limitations
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Family Play and Infant Development
  • Family Play and Toddler Development
  • Talking with Families About Safe Sleep
  • Talking with Families About Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Partnering With Fathers
  • Supporting Families Affected by Substance Use
  • These free modules are designed for self-paced professional learning. They include videos, printable tip sheets, handouts for families, web resources, journals, and a focus on self-care. Although the modules were developed specifically for home visitors, they contain information and strategies that may also be of interest to others working in early care and education. The modules are available in English and Spanish.

    Accessing the Modules: The module hosting site (Coursesites) discontinued its services on September 1, 2021, so the modules are currently not available. However, the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood is working to post the modules on a new platform. We will post a link to that site as soon as it is available. Join our mailing list if you wish to be notified when the modules are available again.

  • Facilitator Guides have been developed for each of the learning modules. Each guide provides some ideas for a trainer or supervisor wishing to facilitate a follow-up discussion with a group of home visitors who have completed the module. It assumes that the facilitator has also completed the module and is familiar with its contents and resources. Facilitators do not have to be content experts to lead the activities and discussions.

Module Preview Videos

Get a sneak peek to learn More about each module!

Parents with Cognitive Limitations


Substance Use


Family Play and Infant Development


Family Play and Toddler Development


Communicating with Families


Partnering with Fathers


Infant Mental Health


Trauma-Informed Care


Healthy Families: Nutrition


Healthy Families: Physical Activity

  • This project was developed for the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood by the Center for Early Childhood Education in collaboration with the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) and Charter Oak State College.

    The development of this work was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Innovation grant (# UH4MC30743). 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 endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

  • Attributions for images in preview videos

    • Infant Mental Health: Attribution for image at 1:33: “Day 179” by bandita on Visual Hunt is licensed under CC BY-SA
    • Family Play and Toddler Development: Attribution for image at 1:20: Poppy and Reese Down the Slide” by donnierayjones on Visual Hunt is licensed under CC BY.

    Production Credits for preview videos

    • Video editor and director: Sean Leser
    • Script: Julia DeLapp, Sean Leser, Teresa Surprenant
    • Narration: Ashley Anderson, Julia DeLapp, Amanda Hopkins, Sean Leser
Interested in additional online trainings? Check out our "Smooth Transitions from Birth to Three" module, designed to assist those working in early intervention programs and receiving schools to prepare families for the transition out of Birth to Three services.