Personal Visits: We have staff members who are certified parent educators: For qualified families, personal visits are offered once or twice monthly by parent educators trained in the Parents as Teachers (P.A.T.) model in the home or our resource center. This model recognizes that all families have strengths and that parents are the child's first and most influential teachers. Visits combine a hands-on activity for parent and child together in addition to informational handouts designed to promote development in language, social, motor, and intellectual areas. Children participating in personal visits receive developmental screenings annually.Teen Component: The teen parent component offers support to pregnant and parenting teens in and out of school. Support is offered through personal visits and group meetings by staff members utilizing the P.A.T. model. Staff members are available each week for onsite referrals, consultation and individualized visits in each county high school.
We Believe that a child's intellectual, social/emotional, and physical well-being begins prior to birth and that the first five years of a child's life sets the stage for optimum development.
We Believe that each child develops at an individual rate and that all children should be
We Believe that parents are their child's first and most important teacher.
We Believe that all families have strengths and that methods used to support families should build on family strengths.
We Believe in providing opportunities for families to establish a networking system that enhances parent to parent communication and parent and staff communication.
We Believe that effective work with families includes mobilizing community resources and creating opportunities that increase the communities' awareness of family needs and increase families' awareness of community resources.