The Parenting program helps parents transform their homes into lifelong learning laboratories and become their child’s first teachers starting from birth. Parents receive instructional time in toy making, listen to community speakers and participate in interactive literacy activities and six home visits a year. While parents attend the PCEP sessions, their children receive care and instruction using the PCEP Early Childhood Education Framework focused on school preparation.
In addition to early education and parenting education, the program provides parents with opportunities to develop social capital – a network of support through connections within their cohort and within their community.
PCEP includes five main components:
THE BOOK CLUB:
-Focused on promoting literacy between parents and children for 30 weeks.
-Teaches parents how to make literacy fun and interactive.
-Led by previous graduates as volunteers, the reading club reaches parents who do not have access to our parenting program.
-The graduate participants are trained and equipped with the tools to be community change agents and conduct home visits as volunteers.
-60 hours of direct service through home visits and orientation.
-For families that are high risk and are difficult to reach. During home visits, they receive important information about the development of their children and the conscience of the community.
-Focused on intensive management cases and home visits for families to protect and avoid abuse and neglect of children.
-Home visits made by trained case managers.
-Resources are specific to the needs of the family.