Using an intensive strengths-based approach, we work with more than 30 families to help guide them in their parenting approach and practices.
Family Home Visits
Early Family Educators regularly visit the families’ homes to provide personalized support. Our goal is to assist and teach families how to provide the best possible care for their children through support, information, role modeling and referrals to community resources.
Twice a month, parents participate in the classroom to engage in quality time with their child and learn the strengths and challenges their child is presently experiencing. The parents and their child’s teacher work as partners to help each child meet personal developmental goals and work to their potential.
Headstart parents are asked to regularly participate in parenting groups and parent workshops. Their participation, like their presence in the classroom, helps increase their knowledge in child development and child safety. The positive parenting tools received, helps to build secure and loving relationships.
The Parents’ Program team is available to all Headstart families in times of distress. Early Family Educators provide immediate support to families that have identified themselves as “in crisis”. Emotional support, important information and community referrals are provided to help the families safely work through their current situation.