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Educational disadvantages take root early and are difficult to overcome and falling behind early can have serious lifelong effects on the child’s education and economic success.
Our Family Centers has been helping southern Chester County parents carry out their role as their children’s first teachers since 2006. Our bilingual, bicultural Parent Educators use the nationally-recognized, evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) Born to Learn™ home visiting model which equips parents with the information, support, resources, and encouragement they need to provide their children with the foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our Parent Educators:
“The Kennett Square Family Center has been an excellent resource for the parents of young children. As a public health nurse, I see the need for families to have guidance in parenting at young ages, and to receive the support in enrolling their children in kindergarten. I make many referrals to the Family Center and consider myself a strong partner … I feel that this referral extends and enriches, what I have started teaching in the home, and without the Family Center’s continuing service, my intervention will have less effect. We leverage each other’s interventions to provide a continuum of care, which has the greatest hope of breaking the chain of poor child care.”
– Joan Holliday, Public Health Nurse, Chester County Health Department
If you are interested in contributing with children items like books or toys, please contact Cecilia Arce, Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org