Parents as Teachers Program
Being a parent is hard work.
The first few years, children learn more and at a faster pace than at any other time in life. You help shape your child’s future through the kinds of experiences you provide. Your baby was born to learn and, as a parent you are your child’s first and most important teacher.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until the age of three.
Parents are supported by PAT certified Parent Educators trained to translate scientific information on early brain development into specific when, what, how and why advice for families By understanding what to expect during each stage of development parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child’s language development, intellectual development, intellectual growth, social development, and motor skills.
As a PAT family, you will receive:
During which your parent educator will share age appropriate child development and parenting information, help you learn to observe your child, and address your parenting concerns.
To assess your child’s overall development.
Parent group meetings
Which are opportunities to share information about parenting issues and child development. Parents learn and support each other, observe their children with other children, and practice parenting skills.
That links your family to other community resources.