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Parents As Teachers

A Parent is a Child’s First Teacher

Your children have so much potential. As a parent, you have a unique opportunity to be their first teacher. That’s because most brain development occurs in the first few years of life, and you can make a difference. Parents As Teachers will show you how. Our Home Visitors will provide you with resources appropriate for your child’s stage of development. Through Parents As Teachers, you’ll develop a stronger relationship with your child and help prepare them for academic success.

Parents as Teachers is a free program for all parents with children younger than 5 years old. Learn how to effectively and meaningfully interact with your child to help them develop intellectually and emotionally and to help you form a deeper relationship and bond with your child.

Benefits of Parents As Teachers:

  • This program is evidence-based and proven to work.
  • Children who feel safe, healthy, and cared for can thrive.
  • We’ll catch possible developmental challenges early on.
  • We’ll connect you with a variety of community resources.
  • Fun activities will deepen your relationship with your child.

Eligibility Requirements of Parents As Teachers:

  • All parents-to-be and parents with children younger than 5 years old.

Healthy Families Arizona

Healthy Families ArizonaBuild a Healthy Family by Being a Healthy Parent

Everyone who is having a baby can feel overwhelmed. It’s important to know that it’s ok to ask for help, especially if you’re experiencing a number of challenges. Healthy Families Arizona is a free program that helps mothers and fathers become the best parents they can be. A Home Visitor will get to know you, and connect you with services based on your specific situation. The Home Visitor will work with you as needed throughout the first five years of your child’s life. Our goal is to build on your parenting skills and support you in your desire to make your family stronger.

Healthy Families Arizona is a free program designed to help pregnant women as well as mothers and fathers with their newborn baby and until the child is 2 years old. Our home visitors will help parents build the skills necessary to raise healthy, happy children and create a strong family. Healthy Families Arizona can help you if you feel you experience any barriers or obstacles to successful parenting.

Benefits of Healthy Families Arizona:

  • We link families with community resources, health care, childcare, and housing.
  • We help parents obtain education and employment.
  • We provide child development, nutrition and safety education.
  • We teach and support positive parent-child interaction.
  • We provide developmental screenings to infants and referrals to resources if developmental delays are identified.
  • We provide emotional support and encouragement to parents.

Eligibility Requirements of Healthy Families Arizona:

  • Pregnant women and parents of newborns who face challenges that might be an obstacle to successful parenting.
  • The infant must be under three months of age at enrollment.
  • Mothers or fathers must show that the services are needed.
  • The family must reside within the program’s target service area.