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Home Visitor Support Program

Program Overview

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Home Visitor Support Program is a program that supports Home Visitors in assisting families and other primary caregivers in bonding, learning about community resources, encouraging healthy child development, and positive parenting. SDCOE will support Home Visitors to deepen their knowledge base in early care and development and support families in understanding the characteristics of early learning and care environments and what to know when selecting a setting for their child. 

Support is provided to Home Visitors in the form of technical assistance, resources, professional development opportunities, and financial incentives.  

SDCOE Support Includes:

  • Provide First 5 Kits for New Parents 

  • Provide resources to Home Visitors as needed to support in-depth understanding of children’s development, and best practices in working with children 

  • Provide technical assistance to Home Visitors and make available Professional Learning and Communities of Practice (CoP) 

  • Support the use of the California Workforce Registry  

  • Providing training and technical assistance on Data Submission as a requirement for participation 

  • Provide information on community resources 

  • Provide SDCOE’s publication “Choosing Quality Child Care” Guide for distribution to families to assist with their child care search 

Participation requires the following criteria:

  • Agency contracts with SDCOE Home Visitor Support Program 

  • Work as a Home Visitor as a primary role and demonstrate active employment working with a caseload of children and families through May of 2024  

Required Tasks to Receive a Stipend

Task Entity Responsible Timeline
Attend a Home Visitor Support Program orientation   Participating Home Visitor  Summer/Fall 2023
Work as a Home Visitor as a primary role and demonstrate active employment working with a caseload of children and families through May of 2024    Ongoing
Create a CA Workforce Registry account with registry identification number  Participating Home Visitor  60 days after orientation

Complete an SDCOE QCC Home Visitor Support Program (HV) Stipend Application via the CA ECE Workforce Registry


HV QCC Stipend Eligibility Criteria (English)

HV QCC Stipend Eligibility Criteria (Spanish)

Participating Home Visitor Prior to February 28, 2024

Complete the W-9 form and upload it to the CA ECE Workforce Registry.

W-9 Form – available here: 

Resource: Participant Document Upload Tip Sheet (Google Drive) 

Participating Home Visitor Prior to February 28, 2024

Distribute SDCOE family guide, “Choosing Quality Child Care,” to assist families with their child care search

Guide To Choosing Quality Child Care-English

Guide To Choosing Quality Child Care-Spanish

Participating Home Visitor Ongoing
Distribute the First 5 Kits to New Parents as needed Participating Home Visitor Ongoing

Attend and complete a minimum of one Community of Practice Series

Participating Home Visitor along with SDCOE Staff Ongoing
Collect and maintain data requirements and submit quarterly reports Participating Home Visitor along with SDCOE Staff

Oct. 13, 2023

Dec. 15, 2023

March 15, 2024

May 3, 2024

Stipend Application for Participation

Home Visitors that are part of a participating agency will apply directly through the CA ECE Workforce Registry. Log into the CA ECE Workforce Registry and click the “Stipends & Pathways” menu option, then select “Application”. The website will guide the process from there.

* The stipend is designed for participants in the Home Visitor Support Program. If you are not currently a participant and would like to find out more about the program, contact SDCOE for details on how your agency can join. (See contact information below)

Stipend Application Window

The application window opens on August 14, 2023, and closes on February 28, 2024.

Upon approval, Home Visitors will receive a confirmation email from the CA Workforce.

Stipend Application Status

The CA ECE Workforce Registry has various application status updates. Definitions of each status are listed below:

  • Applied: The application has been received and further review is needed to determine eligibility.
  • Accepted (NOT YET APPROVED): The applicant completed the Workforce Registry application by (deadline date), and the applicant's employment is verified within the Workforce Registry.
  • Approved: The applicant meets eligibility requirements and has uploaded their W-9 form into the Workforce Registry. Further confirmation is needed to ensure that all deliverables as outlined in the contract were completed before receiving a stipend.
  • Paid: The applicant was approved and completed all deliverables by May 3, 2024.
  • Denied: The applicant did not meet eligibility requirements and/or did not complete the required tasks on time.
  • Withdrawn: An application will be withdrawn if more than one application is received.

Stipend Payment

Upon completion of the work and submission of all required criteria, eligible participants will receive payment of a stipend on or by May 24, 2024 and no later than the close of the fiscal year.


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