South Region Parents As Teachers


Positive Parent-Child Interactions

  • Interactions between parents and their children contribute to early literacy and communication skills and teach emotional cues. In times of increased stress, interactions between parents and children can be strained.
    A cache of books and play bags will help support the parent-child interactions of virtual and in-person home visits, enrich home environment and promote ongoing warm, nurturing and communicative parent-child interactions.

Parents as Teachers is an innovative, evidence-based model using the best research available on child development to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life through a comprehensive home visitation program. Parents as Teachers model-certified home visitors deliver four components of a cohesive package of services that are designed to identify and build on family strengths, capabilities and skills and build protective factors within the family.