Parents as Teachers Family Visiting Program

Mission

To increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices; provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues; prevent child abuse and neglect; increase children's school readiness and school success.

What we do

  • Serve low-income expectant mothers and families with infants in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence, and Woonsocket.
  • Provide culturally-competent, family-centered services. Our Parents Educators are committed to providing services that embrace and celebrate the richness of all cultures within families. While acknowledging that families have challenges, Parent Educators work with the strengths of each family to manage those challenges.
  • Link families with medical homes. During prenatal visits, Parent Educators can link expectant mothers with a medical home for their prenatal care. After the birth of a child, Parent Educators work with parents to make sure the child is receiving his or her well-child visits and is up-to-date on hearing, vision, and developmental screenings and immunizations.
  • Help parents be their child's first and most influential teacher. Using a research-based, evidence-informed curriculum, Parent Educators provide families with developmentally appropriate activities to do with their children both during and after visits. Parents are and should be their child's most influential teacher. Parent Educators partner with parents to achieve this goal.