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The Wayne County Family Center

The Wayne County Family Center is one of only 100 blue-ribbon certified Parents as Teachers programs in the United States!

Parents as Teachers

Being a parent can be hard work. There can be lots of questions

FREE Home Visiting Program

PAT offers free, personal visits to your home, planned specifically for the needs of your family, focused on helping you to better understand how your child grows and learns. Even though Parents as Teachers is an early childhood program, the learners in the program are adults.

The Wayne County Family Center

The Family Center of Wayne County is known for our home-visiting. Our teachers bring the Parents as Teachers program into homes of families with children prenatal up to age 5—completely FREE of charge.

The Family Center is also known for our FREE play groups that are held throughout Wayne County.

A close partner, Wayne County Early Intervention, is a FREE program that works to insure that all children, birth to age 5, are on track with their learning and growing. If there is a possibility that a child may have a developmental delay or disability, the team of Early Intervention professionals work with the family to address growth and development concerns.

Read on to learn more about the Family Center and the other programs that we work with closely.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

PAT offers free, personalized visits to your home. Your PAT Parent Educator plans each visit for the specific needs of your family. The visits are focused on helping a parent to better understand how their child grows and learns. Even though PAT is an early-learning program focusing on children, the real learners in the program are the adults.

Early Intervention

While all children grow and develop in unique ways, some children experience delays in their development. Children in Pennsylvania with developmental delays and disabilities benefit from a state supported that links parents, service practitioners and others who work with young children needing special services.

Early Head Start (EHS)

Early Head Start is a federally-funded program that is designed to assist financially-challenged families. EHS offers free, personal visits to your home, planned specifically for the needs of your family, focused on helping you to better understand how your child grows and learns.

Being a parent can be hard work. There can be lots of questions.

  • Will my son ever share his toys with others?”
  • “I’m pregnant. How can I be sure the baby will get along with his 3-year-old half brother and my husband’s older children?”
  • “My 2-year-old isn’t talking. Should I be concerned?”
  • “What can I do to get my child to use the potty?”
  • “Help! I need ideas for new, fun and educational activities for my 2-year-old.”
  • “How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?”

Parents As Teachers Free

The Wayne County Family Center’s PARENTS AS TEACHERS FREE Home Visiting Program can help parents learn answers.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free program provided by the Wayne County Family Center that is designed to insure children (prenatal – age 5) are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

PAT offers free, personal visits to your home, planned specifically for the needs of your family, focused on helping you to better understand how your child grows and learns. Even though Parents as Teachers is an early childhood program, the learners in the program are adults.