The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program helps first and second-time parents manage the myriad of challenges that come with bringing a new baby into the world. Referrals are received through our partnerships with both Stamford and Greenwich hospitals, as well as numerous community providers.
Program Components Include:
- Supportive Telephone Calls: New parents may request telephone "check ins" during the first six months after bringing their baby home.
- Parenting Education Groups: Open to all parents in the community. They are designed to help, teach and empower parents to have appropriate developmental expectations, promote parent-child relationships and create a social network.
- Intensive Home Visiting for Qualifying Families: PAT staff work in partnership with first and second-time parents facing a multitude of challenges. Home visits focus on parenting education, appropriate developmental expectations, developmental screenings, enhancing the relationship between parents and children and creating community connections. Home visits may begin prenatally or up to six months post-partum and can continue until the child is ready for Kindergarten.
Family Centers’ PAT program is available to first and second-time parents who live in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan. Program services are offered on a voluntary basis and are FREE of charge.
The Connecticut Office of Early Childhood sponsors the Parents as Teachers program. For additional information, contact Helma Gregorich