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Online Learning Modules for Home Visitors

In English and Spanish
(Access the modules below)

Our 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
This month's featured module:
See preview videos of other modules below.
  • 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.

  • Step 1: Create a free account in Coursesites
    • Make sure you are using a supported browser - either Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari.
    • Create an account to get started - a quick, one-time registration process where you will create a username and password.
    • Wait to receive an email from Blackboard CourseSites. Once you have student status, you will be able to access the modules at any time. (Don't use the link sent within this email.)
    Step 2: Access the modules using the link below
    • Use the link here to access the modules. 
    • Do not use the link sent by email from Coursesites (it will take you to their main menu with thousands of courses).
    Need help?
    • Should you need more assistance, this tutorial has step-by-step instructions for creating an account and accessing the module.
  • Facilitator Guides been developed for each of the nine 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.
  • 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.

Module Preview Videos

Get a sneak peek to learn More about each module!
To access the modules, see instructions below.

Family Play and Infant Development

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Family Play and Toddler Development

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Healthy Families: Nutrition

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Healthy Families: Physical Activity

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Infant Mental Health

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Parents with Cognitive Limitations

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  • 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.

How to Access the Modules

  1. Make sure you are using a supported browser - either Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari.
  2. Create an account to get started - a quick, one-time registration process where you will create a username and password.
  3. Wait to receive an email from Blackboard CourseSites. Once you have student status, you will be able to access the modules at any time. (Don't use the link sent within this email.)
  4. Come back to this page to access the modules. 
  5. Should you need more assistance, this tutorial has step-by-step instructions for creating an account and accessing the module.