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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

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Look at your child’s growth and development and talk about the parenting challenges you face right now.  Talk about family life in your home and how it impacts your child’s development, your parenting values and decisions.   Build strong protective factors to keep you, your child and family healthy, strong and resilient.

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.