H.O.M.E.: Hands On Meaningful Experiences (Birth - 3)
Program is for families with children Birth-3 in age. The program
provides opportunities for young parents to gain access to recent
research using theNational Parents as Teachers (PAT) Curriculum within
the comfort and security of their home. The Parent Educator meets with
the family on a regular scheduled basis to introduce parents and child
age appropriate PAT materials and activities that will support and
nurture the further development of the infant or toddler.
Usually conducted in your home, a Parent Educator will share age-
appropriate child development and parenting information; help you learn
to observe your child; and address your parenting concerns.
Playgroups –The Parent Educator
meets informally with families in a safe and educational environment to
encourage children to develop a wide range of age-appropriate skills.
Playgroups are free and are held monthly at the Danville District #118
Group Meetings– Enhance parents’ knowledge of child development and promotes improved parenting practices relating to special topics.
Screenings – Parent
Educators attend the Pre-K screenings at the Village Mall on the 2nd
Thursday and will work with the parent and child to complete and Ages
and Stages Questionnaire. If a family is selected to participate in the
H.O.M.E program, the Parent Educator will complete more extensive
screenings over time including overall development, health, and vision
and hearing screenings.
Resource Network– Links for your family to other community services.
For more information please contact Debbie Plush at 444-3237 or Sandy Hufford at 444-3258.