Saka Coy (Program Supervisor) talks about what parents can do in the latest video from Public Health – Lincoln County Health and Human Services. You Tube: https://youtu.be/erCsCoi6W-E
What is Parents as Teachers?
(Online at: https://www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/parents-teachers
An evidence-based early childhood program that provides education and support for parents and caregivers through home visiting and class activities. It empowers and builds skills in parents and caregivers to serve as their child’s first teacher. It is designed to help parents learn more about parenting, support their child’s development, and help with the challenges of parenting.
Educators work with parents and caregivers from birth until age four to promote early development and help get children ready for school.
Promoting the interaction between parent and child
Caregiver and child bonding
Activities and games that are easily duplicated at home with household materials
Goal setting and planning
Completing developmental screenings (Ages and Stages Questionnaires)
Complete additional health and wellness screenings
Referrals to services (Head Start, Self-Sufficiency, etc.)
Family fun time in partnership with local libraries
Services are available in English and Spanish and are open to families with children ages 0-4.
Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.
Participation is voluntary and there is no cost. To contact Lincoln County Parents as Teachers, call (541) 265-0436.
Public Information Officer
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners