What is Parents as Teachers?
Parents as Teachers is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually at age 5. The program is designed to enhance child development and school readiness through parent education accessible to all families.
How does the program work?
- Personal visits: During these visits, parent educators share age-appropriate child development information with parents, help them learn to observe their own child, address their parenting concerns, and engage the family in activities that provide meaningful parent/child interaction.
- Group meetings: Opportunities to share information about parenting issues, child development, and practice parenting skills.
- Screening: Periodic developmental, health, vision, and hearing screening provides for early identification of developmental delays and health, vision, and hearing problems.
- Resource referrals: Parent educators help families identify and connect with needed resources. Programs take an active role in establishing ongoing collaborative relationships with other organizations that serve families.
What does it cost?
There is no cost. Services are provided free of charge to all families in Carroll County.
Is it part of the school system?
The Parents as Teachers program in Carroll County is a partnership of many organizations seeking to enhance school readiness. One of those partners is Carroll County Public Schools and many of the sites are located at schools.
How can I enroll?
Contact the Judy Center Partnership @ 410-751-3613.
Let us know the name of your local CCPS elementary school and we will have a PAT certified Parent Educator contact you. We are looking forward to hearing from YOU.