Free services for parents of children ages 0-3 improve school readiness.
In partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and ParentingHelp, Collaborative for Children provides the national Parents as Teachers curriculum to pregnant women and parents of children three years of age or younger in Harris County.
Recognizing that parents are a child’s first teachers, the national Parents as Teachers curriculum supports parents in promoting healthy development and school readiness in their children. The evidence-based program includes in-home visits and support from one of Collaborative for Children’s parent educators. Other services include educational games and activities, free developmental screenings and opportunities to connect with other families through group meetings.
The Child & Family Research Partnership at the University of Texas identifies The Top 5 Benefits of Home Visiting Programs such as Parents as Teachers, which include healthier, safer children who are better prepared for school. Through the program, parents improve their knowledge of child development, learn appropriate activities to stimulate early brain development and learn parenting techniques to create healthier home environments.
Read more about the national Parents as Teachers program.
To find out if you may be eligible for Parents as Teachers, contact us by email or call 713.600.1206.