We help parents embrace their important role as their child’s first and most influential teacher. Our evidence-based school readiness program equips parents with a range of resources including parent education, vision and hearing screenings, as well as free books for their child.
We tailor the information, tools, and support we provide to meet the individual needs of each parent and child in an effort to help parents ensure a bright future for their child. Expected outcomes include:
Our school readiness program, Parents as Teachers, is located in Andalusia and serves parents in Covington County.
Parents as Teachers families with very low income were more likely to read aloud to their children and to tell stories, recite nursery rhymes and sing with their children.
“By enrolling in Parents as Teachers through my school district, I began receiving visits from a trained parent educator, twice a month from my son’s birth until he turned 6. As a mother, I felt empowered to have a professional that I could ask questions of and get advice from; someone I could trust with questions about my children’s development and health.”
— Leslie Miller,
Parents as Teachers National Participant