A family-infant teacher will come to your home or another natural environment, such as daycare, to work with you, your infant and your family members.
Visits are conducted in the home or other places where your child spends a big part of his or her time because these are the most natural places for your baby.The home is a "natural environment," a setting where babies are likely to spend most of their time sleeping, playing and learning. The goal of the family-infant teacher or other professional is to work with you to help your baby grow and learn.Working in the home allows you and the family-infant teacher to practice concepts in natural, daily routines. This makes the ideas easier to remember and use throughout the day.
You will find over time that there will be a rhythm to what you do on home visits. It might look like this cycle of questions (Carotta, 2011; adapted from Stredler-Brown, Moeller, & Gallegos, 2004).