Are you located in Guilford County and looking for parenting support? Not sure where to turn?
YWCA High Point is excited to announce that as of July 1, 2022, we will serve adults throughout Guilford County with the Parents as Teachers Program. Parents as Teachers Guilford County will be coming under the umbrella of YWCA High Point. For more information, read this press release.
Parents as Teachers builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years, from prenatal to kindergarten.
All children will develop, learn and grow to realize their full potential.
Parents as Teachers promote children’s optimal early development, learning, and health by supporting and engaging their families and caregivers.
- The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and life.
- Parents and caregivers are their children’s first and most influential teachers.
- Established and emerging research is the foundation for caregiver and family support curricula, training, materials, and services.
- All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of demographic, geographic, or economic considerations.
- An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures are essential in serving families.
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) approach is to partner, facilitate, and reflect. We do this at every level of our organization, from a parent educator visiting a family in their home all the way to the work of the national center.
- We serve any parent of any gender and age, including teen parents.
- We provide:
- Monthly Home Visits
- Resource Connections
- Monthly Group Connections
- Programming specifically for teen parents enrolled in high school or GED programs.
- Services to one or multiple children ages 0-5.
Parents as Teachers builds strong communities, thriving families, and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from pregnancy through kindergarten. The internationally-recognized evidence-based home visiting model is backed by 38 years of research-proven outcomes for children and families.
Parents as Teachers currently serves nearly 200,000 families in all 50 U.S. states, 115 Tribal organizations, five other countries, and U.S. territory. Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., is a non-profit organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.