“Parents are a child’s first teacher.” 

Our Focus

The Parents As Teachers program focuses on parenting skills, early childhood development and school readiness, as well as the family’s health and wellness. Services can begin prenatally up until the child is three years old, and the family can continue receiving services until the child is five or starts kindergarten.

Participating families can expect to receive:

  • Personal teaching visits
  • Health and developmental monitoring and education
  • Monthly opportunity to meet with other parents for fun and educational activities
  • Connections and referrals to other needed services

Parents As Teachers uses a strengths-based approach to support parents to be informed, caring, confident and proactive as they establish a home that supports their children in the critical early years of life.

Our Goals

The goals of the program are:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Increase children’s school readiness and school success.

Parents As Teachers serves the following counties: Bedford, Cheatham, Franklin, Houston, Lincoln, Marshall, Montgomery, Moore, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner and Trousdale.

For more information, please contact The Center for Family Development at (931) 684-4676 or (931) 645-3976.

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