HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program was founded in St. Louis in 2007 to partner families and teachers for children’s academic success. HOME WORKS! began in a handful of elementary schools, and has since served 116 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high schools in urban, suburban, and rural districts in Missouri, including charter schools in St. Louis. During that time, our teachers made almost 30,000 home visits, primarily to disadvantaged families.
HOME WORKS! defines parent engagement as a set of behaviors that parents intentionally and continuously practice that positively impact a child’s learning. Parent engagement acknowledges and focuses on the connection between a child’s learning at home and academic success at school.