Coaching/Mentoring: Parents as Teachers
We know that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. We also know that being a parent is hard work. Parents as Teachers is a free home visiting program with a research-based curriculum for parents, grandparents, or other primary caregivers. Our Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is an evidence-based program that serves vulnerable “at risk” families where a parent educator coaches parents as their child’s first teacher.
Parent educators are PAT trained and certified and implement the program with model fidelity. They also have a bachelor’s degree in a human service related field and experience relevant to serving our Forsyth County target population. PAT customizes visits to fit your family’s needs as you discuss parent-child interactions, development-centered parenting topics, and comprehensive family well-being. Your Certified Parent Educators will help you to understand child development and connect you to community resources, age-appropriate activities, books, and encouragement.
Our PAT program also provides:
- Personal visits, based on recommended dosage for each family’s number of risk factors
- 12 group connections per program year
- Annual developmental screenings and a health review that includes a record of hearing, vision and general health status, and
- Referrals to community resources provided to families as needed