Brighton Center
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Children and their families are provided a high quality educational experience in a nurturing environment leading to school success.

Every Child Succeeds (ECS) is a multi-generational, regional, evidence-based home visitation program that includes 9 provider agencies (for which Brighton Center is one). The Social Workers, Child Development Specialists, and Nurses provide services for first-time moms and dads on a regular basis that gives children an optimal start by promoting positive parenting and healthy child development from the time of pregnancy until the child’s second birthday. Every Child Succeeds provides home visits to families in seven counties in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky using the national, evidence-based model - Healthy Families America and the state, evidence model - HANDS.The HANDS program of Kentucky supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth of development of children.

  • From 1999 to 2016, Every Child Succeeds had done 549,560 visits by ECS home visitors 
  • Brighton Center serves first-time parents residing in Campbell, Boone, and Grant Counties
  • Home visitors and families work together to help achieve goals for baby, children, and adults

Why We Do It

Brighton Center is one of 9 provider agencies for Every Child Succeeds. The mission of Every Child Succeeds® is to offer Greater Cincinnati first-time mothers and their families support to ensure an optimal start for their children. The critical window for normal brain development is in the first 0-3 years – requiring proper nutrition, safe environment, nurturing interaction, and educational play. Home visits focus on positive parenting, self-sufficiency, child safety, preventive health care, and early intervention as a means to affect a positive trajectory for the child, promote child and family well-being, and work toward school readiness. Home Visitors help parents access prenatal care and other community-based resources.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a first-time mom or dad
  • Can enroll prenatally or until your baby is 12 weeks old
  • An interview will be scheduled in your home to collect family history and determine eligibility
  • Visits can continue until baby is two years old
  • Services are voluntary and there is no cost to the first time parent
  • If you are not a first-time parent, please still call. We currently have some openings for families with multiple children