2012-11-07 / Church News

Center For Families Celebrates National Parents As Teachers Day

Fulton County Center for Families will join more than 1,500 affiliates who offer Parents As Teachers services in celebrating National Parents as Teachers Day on November 8.

In September, National Parents As Teachers Day was unanimously passed by the United States Senate to recognize the importance of parent education and highlight the role that early education plays in the development of children across America. Parents As Teachers will celebrate this day by paying tribute to the parent educators and local organizations worldwide that offer Parents As Teachers services. These programs give parents support and information on their developing child so children will learn, grow and develop to reach their full potential.

“It’s our honor to recognize the work of all Parents As Teachers affiliates,” says Scott Hippert, president and CEO of Parents As Teachers. “Through their dedication and efforts, Parents As Teachers services helped more than 350,000 children and their families last year, a huge step forward in preparing these children to succeed in school. We hope the National Parents As Teachers Day events taking place across the country will introduce even more families to the importance of early childhood education in achieving lifelong success.”

Families who enroll in Fulton County Center for Families Parents As Teachers can receive personal visits with parent educators, attend group meetings with other parents, receive periodic child screenings for health, vision, hearing and overall development, and referrals to a network of community services.

For more information on National Parents As Teachers Day or to see how families across the country have benefitted from Parents As Teachers services, visit www.ParentsAsTeachers.or g. For local Parents As Teachers information, contact FCCF at 717-485-5038, Ext. 1.

Fulton County Center for Families provides in-home parent education to families throughout the county. If you are pregnant or have a child who is not yet old enough for school, live in Fulton County and would like to learn more about helping your child develop to the best of their potential, Parents As Teachers can help. FCCF has six certified parent educators specifically trained to deliver high-quality programming to you in your own home. There are 100 families currently receiving PAT in Fulton County. Some of the benefits include in-home developmental and sensory screening, regular group opportunities to meet other parents, referral network to additional support services as needed. PAT is proven effective in helping with school success and building stronger families.

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