Parents As Teachers Recruitment Time!

Parents as Teachers is free for families through Smart Start and the Region A Partnership for Children. 

Please share this information with families who have children prenatal to five years of age. We are able to add more family to our programs in Clay County, Cherokee County, Jackson County, and soon, Haywood County. If interested, please contact us at 828.586.0661  or  officemanager@regionakids.org.

Jessica Gonzalez, Jackson County Parents as Teachers Educator is available now to visit families in Jackson County in their homes to offer information and resources that will help prepare young children to have the best start in life. Ms. Gonzalez is a trained Parent Educator in the nationally recognized, evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting program that focuses on healthy child development, school readiness and family well-being to create great opportunities for children to reach their full potential. 

Sharon Nichols, Cherokee County Parents as Teachers Educator is available now to visit families in Cherokee County in their homes to offer information and resources that will help prepare young children to have the best start in life. Ms. Nichols is a trained Parent Educator in the nationally recognized, evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting program that focuses on healthy child development, school readiness and family well-being to create great opportunities for children to reach their full potential.

Hope Burch, Clay County Parents as Teachers Educator is available now to visit families in Clay County in their homes to offer information and resources that will help prepare young children to have the best start in life. Ms. Burch is a trained Parent Educator in the nationally recognized, evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting program that focuses on healthy child development, school readiness and family well-being to create great opportunities for children to reach their full potential.

Jamilah Dixon, Haywood County Parents as Teachers Educator is available now to visit families in Haywood County in their homes to offer information and resources that will help prepare young children to have the best start in life. Ms. Dixon is a trained Parent Educator in the nationally recognized, evidenced based Parents as Teachers home visiting program that focuses on healthy child development, school readiness and family well-being to create great opportunities for children to reach their full potential.

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) National model, funded locally by Smart Start and the Region A Partnership for Children, is designed to help parents raise healthy, successful children by giving them hands-on support and effective learning tools during the critical first years of life.

PAT focuses on early childhood development and education for children ages prenatal through age five. The program operates with the understanding that parents are most influential as each child’s teacher and by providing for their health care needs during the most critical period of development.

PAT home visits occur at least monthly depending on the agreement reached between the family and the PAT Educator. Families will also be invited to participate each month in group meetings to develop great connections with other families and to share interests and resources about child development and family activities.

For more information about this great opportunity or to enroll in Parents as Teachers, contact us at officemanager@regionakids.org

The Region A Partnership for Children is the non-profit organization that manages Smart Start and NC Pre-K programs along with other early education, health and family support initiatives for young children and their families in the seven westernmost NC counties and the Qualla Boundary.