Parents as Teachers

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Parents as Teachers


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Learn More!
Call 208-327-8629
or Email Parents as Teachers

A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. But we know that children don’t come with an instruction manual. This FREE program is designed to provide parents with information and to help build their children’s intellectual, language, social, and physical development from birth to age three.

Each stage in a child’s development is important, and comes with opportunities for learning. Parents as Teachers helps guide parents through these stages and gives them tools for success.

Why Parents as Teachers?

Learning begins at birth, and by age three, children have learned 75 percent of all the language skills they will have as adults. A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. In the first few years, children learn more and at a much faster pace than any other time in life. By age three, a child’s brain is 80 percent of the size of the adult brain.

Who Can Participate?

Parents and caregivers residing in Ada County who are pregnant or have children birth to three years of age can participate in the program. Other eligibility criteria apply. Call 208-327-8629 or email us for details.

PROGRAM SERVICES

In-Home Visits
Clients will receive personal visits from a certified parent educator offering timely, age appropriate information including:

  • Prenatal care for healthy fetal growth and development
  • What to expect as your child grows and develops
  • How to encourage intellectual development, curiosity and language development
  • Focused observations using child development information
  • Confidential discussion of your parenting concerns
  • Fun activities to help your child prepare for school

Peer Support

  • Share information about child development, parenting issues and concerns at group meetings
  • Observe your child playing with other children
  • Make connections with other parents and provide support to each other

Screenings

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Developmental

Resource Network

  • Links to information, resources and community services

CONTACT US!
Call or email us with any questions you have about the PAT program and how you can sign up, today!

Cassandra Thompson
208-327-8629
Email PAT

 

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