Clay Parents as Teachers

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Clay Parents as Teachers is a free and voluntary program offered to all families who are expecting or have a child or children through age five. The program  consists of five parent educators who have been certified by the National Center and meet ongoing competency-based training.


These parent educators conduct home visits to provide information about stages of development, including general parenting guidance, tips on home safety, effective discipline and constructive play activities.

Monthly group meetings/ play groups, periodic monitoring and formal screening of overall development, language, hearing and vision are also offered to participating families.

Resource networks are provided to help families link with other local providers of special services beyond the scope of Parents as Teachers.

Health Department, W.I.C., Birth to Three, F.R.N., Clay County School Systems are a few of the local partners.

Why join Parents as Teachers?

  • Parents are the  most important people in a baby's life.
  • Parents are the first and most important teacher in a childs life
  • Parenting is a very demanding job and all parents have worries, questions and stress.

What can parents expect?

  • Support through your pregnancy and the early years of your babys life.
  • Ways to make your home safer for your baby
  • information on how to care for your baby
  • Facts that will let you know that your baby is growning and developing in healtyhy ways
  • Activities that you and your baby can enjoy together that can stimulate your childs brain development
  • Access to other community services.

To join or to make a referral, call 587-2445.

Give your baby the best possible start in life!

Parents as Teachers National Conferences:

2015 Dallas Texas

Atlanta 2014

St. Louis 2009

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