Category: Cornerstone

Porter-Leath Cornerstone Celebrates Blue Ribbon Status

Porter-Leath’s Cornerstone Program provides home visitation services and resources through affiliation with the national Parents As Teachers home visiting model, which promotes the optimal early development, learning, and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. In Porter-Leath Cornerstone services can be offered prenatally until children enter kindergarten. Porter-Leath Cornerstone operates in both Shelby and Fayette Counties and the 10 certified par... Read More

Family Finds Support from Parent Educator During One of Life’s Most Difficult Times

  The bond between a parent educator and a caregiver is special. Ethel Gallaher first met Porter-Leath Parent Educator, Angela Lee, when she visited the house to meet with Mrs. Gallaher’s daughter, Sharonda Carruthers and two grandsons, D’Kylynn and DeLynn.  Sharonda enrolled her family into Porter-Leath Cornerstone in 2019 to help her two little boys prepare for Kindergarten. Cornerstone pairs caregivers with parent educators who use an evidence-based curriculum calle... Read More
at Wednesday, November 17, 2021

A Commitment to Infant Mental Health

As the Early Success Coalition works to build the capacity of the early childhood workforce, a key priority is advancing the understanding of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health through professional development for healthcare providers, early childhood educators, childcare providers and home visitors.  Infants and very young children are all too often left out of conversations around mental health, but early experiences and environments can affect emotional well-being across a lifes... Read More

Porter-Leath Expands Successful Cornerstone Program to Fayette County

Service supports young families with evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum Porter-Leath is excited to announce that its Cornerstone program is now available to families in Fayette County. Using the evidence-based Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum, Cornerstone is an early childhood visitation program that works directly with prenatal mothers, as well as families with children from birth to age 5. Certified Parent Educators meet with caregivers and families twice a month to g... Read More
at Thursday, March 4, 2021

Parent Educators Find New Ways to Connect with Parents and Caregivers During the Pandemic

The hallmark of Porter-Leath’s Cornerstone program is the connection that parents and families have with their parent educator. Each parent educator has a caseload of 20 families who receive personalized check-in meetings. Families also enroll knowing that they can contact their parent educator at any time with a question or need that may arise between meetings.  Porter-Leath parent educators transformed their services during the pandemic, while keeping an eye on their goal of pre... Read More


Pictured above: Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop with Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris Sesame Street in Communities announces partnership with ACE Awareness Foundation and Porter-Leath to provide resources and services to families and children Memphis, Tennessee- Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has announced that Memphis, Tennessee is the next community selected for Sesame S... Read More
at Tuesday, December 4, 2018