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Implementing Child First

Meets DHHS criteria for an evidenced based model

Estimated Costs of Implementation

Last Updated

June 2016


Average Cost per Family

The average cost per family receiving Child First services in Connecticut is approximately $7,800 [2016 dollars]. This reflects the cost of four site teams, each serving 24 families per year, on average.


Labor Costs

Labor costs are included in the cost-per-family estimation.


Purchase of Program Model or Operating License

Initial fees include a one-time start-up fee.


Materials and Forms

Assessment forms that are copyrighted by Child First are provided at no additional cost to accredited sites. There are additional costs associated with required assessment forms that are not copyrighted by Child First. All other materials and forms are contained in the Child First tool kit, which is provided during training and included in the training fee.


Training and Technical Assistance

There is a per-person fee for initial training. After the first year, there is an annual fee that covers periodic training, clinical consultation, technical assistance, and accreditation. There might be additional fees for training new staff and to support the data systems.



No information is available about the costs of data systems used to support implementation.



The information contained on this page was last updated in June 2016. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the Child First executive director on May 12, 2016. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.