Guiding principles of parent education

  • Parents are their children's first and most important teacher
  • Raising young children is challenging
  • Parents need knowledge and skills to effectively raise their children
  • Parents of young children, regardless of life circumstances, can benefit in their role as parents

Basic services offered to all first-time parents

  • Referral to community resources, parenting classes
  • Mailed information on child development upon request

Home visiting services

  • Home visits during infancy and early childhood
  • Developmental screening
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Prenatal home visits to expectant families who may benefit from more information and support to assure a healthy pregnancy

During home visits, trained Family Support Workers provide information on child development, demonstrate fun and educational parent-child activities and answer questions about parenting concerns.

The Family Support Worker will also work with you to develop a family plan and link your family to other community resources. Family Support Workers (FSW) visit families in their home or other convenient meeting place.