Parents as Teachers (PAT)
One-on-one home visits to promote child development, child-parent interaction and family well-being. Families create their individualized goals. • Service to families with children from prenatal through 5 years old. • Parenting knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices. • Developmental screenings. • Skills to support children’s social & emotional development • Techniques to improve children’s school readiness. • Fun activities for you and your children. • Skills to strengthen family relationships.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Home visitation program that serves as a catalyst for change at all levels- family, school, and community - by increasing school readiness and parental involvement. • Services to families with children from 3 - 5 years old. • Must be 3 years old on or before September 1st• 30 weeks of high quality school readiness activities. • Activities and lessons focus on skills outlined in the Texas Education Agency Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines. • Skills to empower parents to be their child’s first teacher. • A+ HIPPY supplemental program aims to increase social, play, and language skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Work side by side with families to meet their basic needs as well as achieve their personal goals. They also help families to connect with community agencies and referral resources:
• Social Services Programs • Housing Assistance • Utility Assistance • Job Search • GED Classes • Food Banks • Child Care