Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national, evidence-based family visiting program that provides free and voluntary support to families. The program partners with expectant mothers or families with young children up to age 4. In Newport and Middletown, we can work with children up to age 5. PAT is a strength-based model that focuses on the assets of each family.
Who We Serve
PAT serves expectant mothers and families. This program provides informational support and encouragement to parents to help their children develop optimally during the early years of life. PAT enriches parents’ knowledge of child development and strengthens positive parent-child relationships. PAT works to enhance social connections, promote school readiness, and provides home visits and group connections using the evidence-based Parents as Teachers curriculum.
Parent educators are dedicated to forming lasting relationships with families. Personal visits build rapport and include activities that promote child and family interactions, facilitate discussions that enhance parental understanding of child development and promote families’ well-being. Parent educators provide links to community resources and assist families to reach personal goals. Group connections offer opportunities to link families with natural support networks in the community. The gatherings are interactive and may include a family activity, presentation, or socialization opportunity with other families.
Location(s) of the Program
East Providence, RI 02915 401-437-1008
Hours of Operation
Home visits are provided at a time that is mutually agreed upon by the family and visitor.
How to Enroll
If interested please contact EBCAP at 401-437-1000 or 401-848-6697. Written referrals also may be sent to a secured fax at 401-324-6664.