Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers gives children a head start on success in school. 

Devoted to strengthening parent-child relationships, Parents as Teachers encourages language development as well as social and motor skill improvement through free activities from credentialed parent educators. 

Every participating family receives: 

  1. Personal home visits
    During these visits, our Parent Educators share age-appropriate child development information with parents, help them learn to observe their own child, address their parenting concerns, and engage the family in activities that provide meaningful parent/child interaction.
  2. Resource networking
    Parent Educators help families identify and connect with needed resources, and overcome barriers to accessing services. The program establishes ongoing collaborative relationships with other organizations that serve families.
  3. Group connections
    This is an opportunity to share information about parenting issues and child development. Parents learn from and support each other, observe their children with other children and practice parenting skills.
  4. Developmental screening
    Periodic screening for early identification of developmental delays or health, vision and hearing problems provides a regular review of each child’s developmental progress, identifies strengths and abilities as well as areas of concern that require referral for follow-up services, and increases parents’ understanding of their child’s development.

INFO: To enroll or for more information, call (219) 228-2581 or visit ELPnwi.org​.