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OUR MISSION

Our vision is that all children will learn, grow and develop 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.

Our Values

  • The early years of a child's life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life

  • Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers

  • Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services

  • All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations 

  • An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families

What We Do

The ICCFS PAT Program partners specifically within the African American population who have children prenatal through 3 years old. Using a national research-based curriculum, Parent Educators support parents during their child's crucial early years of life by providing the information, resources and encouragement parents need to help their children develop a foundation for later school success and lifelong learning. 

What we offer

Families within the African American community who live in King and Pierce County have many opportunities to be involved in the parenting program. There are five main components and parents can choose the one that fits their needs best; in fact many families participate in multiple program areas as some of the services overlap.

 

These components include:

  • PAT Home Visitation Program

  • Teen Parenting Program

  • Kinship Support, Education and Resources

  • Community Networks and Resources

  • Employment resources and job training education encouraging self-sufficiency

Enrollment

We welcome parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, guardians and caregivers; providing resources for the whole family. 

 

We are currently enrolling families who:

  • Live in King and Pierce County

  • Have one or more children ages 0-3 years of age

  • Prenatal mothers

  • Are able to commit to monthly or bi-weekly visits with their personal certified parent educator

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