United Way of El Paso County

The United Way of El Paso County is proud to provide the Parents as Teachers Program, an evidence-based, home visiting program that believes parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.

The dynamic components of the Parents as Teachers Program are:

  • Personal visits, to increase their knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
  • Child Screening, provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
  • Group Connections, provides parents an opportunity to increase social connections and to share information about parenting issues and child development.
  • Resource Network, connects families to resources that help them reach their goals and address their needs.

Parents as Teachers Program area of emphasis are:

  • Parent-child interactions, to increase children’s school readiness and school success such as literacy, communication skills, and emotional cues.
  • Development-center parenting, assisting parents to understand and observe their child’s developmental progress and adapt their child’s parenting behaviors to meet the child’s needs based on their stage of development.
  • Family well-being, Parent Educators help empower families to come up with strategies and resources to support families.

Additionally, this program offers case management services and basic needs.

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