Parents as Teachers Program

This evidence-based home visitation Parents as Teachers (PAT) program believes all parents are their child's first educator and works to increase their knowledge of early childhood development and parenting. PAT tracks the child's milestones by age and assesses the family's well-being to develop its strengths. 

 

ABOUT PAT

 

UWEPC joined forces with several local agencies to empower and educate parents of children prenatal to kindergarten through the Parents as Teachers Program. Facilitated through funding from the Project Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES) and Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) through One Star Foundation, PAT offers enrolled families an AmeriCorps Member Parent Educator or HOPES Parent Educator who provides support for the parent and child.

 

PAT INCENTIVES

  • Personalized home visits 
  • Regular health and developmental screening for child
  • Community resource network
  • Group connections - events that help families build social connections with each other and engage in parent-child interaction as well as improve knowledge of parenting

 

PAT OUTCOMES

  • Increased knowledge of early child development and improves parent practices
  • Provides early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Increases child school readiness and school success 

 

EL PASO HOPES PARENTS AS TEACHERS

 

El Paso HOPES is a group of community organizations that have come together to make sure that young children in El Paso grow up in a safe and healthy environment. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Live in El Paso County
  • Have a child 0-5 years old; including expectant families
  • Have no substantiated CPS case

 

OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY EL PASO HOPES

  • AVANCE - El Paso
    • Parent Child Education Program instruction in neighborhood schools
  • Paso del Norte Children's Development Center
    • Incredible Years group parenting classes at many community locations
  • Center for Children & Child Crisis Center
    • Additional supportive services available for families as needed

 

AMERICORPS PARENTS AS TEACHERS

 

Provides information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Live in El Paso County
  • Have a child 0-5 years old; including expectant families

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL

 

(915) 206 - 2131