Parents as Teachers is a nationally recognized evidence-based program provided by specially trained and certified early learning staff. The Guidance Center has been a certified Parents as Teachers Affiliate since 1997.
Parents as Teachers is provided at no cost to all families with children from pregnancy through kindergarten entry in Clearfield, Jefferson, Elk, Cameron, McKean, and Potter Counties. Services include home visits, child screenings, group connections and resource network.
ALL CHILDREN WILL DEVELOP, LEARN AND GROW TO REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
Our Parents as Teachers model has four dynamic components:
What our PAT families say…
* It has helped me by understanding how to engage my child in his development and to challenge him to learn new skills and better prepare for kindergarten.
* The program has taught us a lot of new approaches and introduced us to resources that we weren’t aware of. We are very grateful for having found this program and lasting 6 years!
* They have taught me beneficial techniques to help my child grow and develop where she should be. They helped me when I feel discouraged and helped me find ways around it.
* When my baby was born I suffered from post partum depression, this program and my child’s teacher has helped the both of us become closer together and helped me enjoy the small things as a first time parent. She has helped me with learning safe sleep, making sure my child is safe, helped get her in a routine and more. I’m grateful for this program.