Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national, evidence-based family visiting program that provides free and voluntary support to families. It 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 prenatal through kindergarten.
All children will develop, learn and grow to realize their full potential.
Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.
The Parents as Teachers 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.
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.
The program features parent educators that are dedicated to forming lasting relationships with families. Services include:
- Personal home visits that build rapport and include activities that promote child and family interactions.
- Facilitated discussions that enhance parental understanding of child development and promote the family’s well-being.
- Links to community resources that assist families reach personal goals.
- Group connections that offer opportunities to link families with natural support networks in the community. Group gatherings are interactive and may include a family activity, presentation, or socialization opportunity with other families.
Location(s) of the Program
Hours of Operation
Home visits are provided at a time that is mutually agreed upon by the family and parent educator.
How to Enroll
For more information on enrollment, contact EBCAP at 401-437-1000 or 401-848-6697. Written referrals may also be sent to a secured fax at 401-324-6664.