Parents as Teachers

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Parents as Teachers


In 2020, Central District Health completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that CDH is among the highest quality members of the home visitation and parent education field, implementing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model with fidelity and quality.

LEARN MORE!
Call 208-327-8598
or Email Parents as Teachers

A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. But we know that children don’t come with an instruction manual. This FREE program is designed to provide parents with information and to help build their children’s intellectual, language, social, and physical development from birth to kindergarten age.

Each stage in a child’s development is important, and comes with opportunities for learning. Parents as Teachers helps guide parents through these stages and gives them tools for success.

Why Parents as Teachers?

Learning begins at birth, and by age three, children have learned 75 percent of all the language skills they will have as adults. A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. In the first few years, children learn more and at a much faster pace than any other time in life. By age three, a child’s brain is 80 percent of the size of the adult brain.

Who Can Participate?

Parents and caregivers residing in Ada or Elmore County who are pregnant or have children birth to kindergarten age can participate in the program. Other eligibility criteria apply. Call 208-327-8598 or email us for details.

PROGRAM SERVICES

In-Home Visits
Clients will receive personal visits from a certified parent educator offering timely, age appropriate information including:

  • Prenatal care for healthy fetal growth and development
  • What to expect as your child grows and develops
  • How to encourage intellectual development, curiosity and language development
  • Focused observations using child development information
  • Confidential discussion of your parenting concerns
  • Fun activities to help your child prepare for school

Peer Support

  • Share information about child development, parenting issues and concerns at group meetings
  • Observe your child playing with other children
  • Make connections with other parents and provide support to each other

Screenings

  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Developmental

Resource Network

  • Links to information, resources and community services

CONTACT US!
Call or email us with any questions you have about the PAT program and how you can sign up, today!

Michelle Graff
208-327-8598
Email PAT

 

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DEC 4 5:15 pm
BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING

CDH Board of Health will hold a Special Board meeting on December 4 at 5:15 pm. View the public notice & agenda, HERE. The Board holds meetings via video conference on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. (with some exceptions) at its Armstrong Office in Boise, ID. Learn more about BOH meetings, HERE. View past meetings via YouTube.

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Boise County

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