What is Parents as Teachers?
The Parents as Teachers Program is an international home visitation program that provides parents of 0 to 5-year-olds with the tools and strategies to be their child’s first and best teacher. The PAT program is comprised of four components:
- Personalized home visits where educators bring activities to show parents how to help their children reach their developmental milestones;
- Developmental Screenings to assess if children need any additional early intervention;
- Monthly group connection meetings where parents learn about various topics and create a network of support among themselves; and
- Community resources to meet the needs of each individual family.
All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.
To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
- The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life.
- Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.
- Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services.
- All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations.
- An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.
Who can participate?
Our Program is currently enrolling low income families living in Marietta and Cobb County who have children ages 0 to 5 years old. Parents must be willing to attend monthly group meetings and allow the parent educator to visit their home once or twice a month.
How can I enroll?
Families can enroll in the Parents as Teachers program by calling our office at (678) 503-0901 or by completing the form on this page and pressing “Submit.” A parent educator will then setup an initial home visit in order to determine eligibility and complete enrollment.
**Please remember that we are providing bilingual services and currently only serve low-income families due to grant/funding restrictions.**
* The Parents as Teachers Program is funded in part by the United Way Impact Fund