Parents as Teachers (PAT) provides parents with knowledge of child development stages, parenting support, early detection of developmental delays and health issues. This program prevents child abuse and neglect, and increases children’s school readiness.
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program helps every child have a good start in life. It also reduces stress and maximizes the pleasure of parenting. The PAT model includes one-on-one home visits, monthly group meetings, developmental screenings, and linkages and connections for families to important resources. Parent educators conduct the home visits using structured visit plans and guided planning tools. Families are offered at least 12 hour-long home visits annually with more offered to higher-need families. PAT serves families for at least two years between pregnancy and kindergarten.
Parent Educators help parents:
- learn about their child’s growth and development
- turn their child’s everyday experience into fun-filled learning opportunities
- receive practical answers to parenting questions
- create an eager learner who is ready for school
- learn ways to build a strong relationship with their child
- become their child’s first and most influential teacher
- become more confident in their parenting abilities
Parents are eligible for enrollment into the Parents as Teachers program if they have a child from prenatal to 3 years of age. Once the family is enrolled services will continue until child enters kindergarten.
For more information call 520-881-0001 or use the online contact form below.
Support for Parents as Teachers is provided by a grant from First Things First, which partners with families and communities to give all Arizona children the opportunity to arrive at kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed. Learn more at FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov.