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 give newborns and preschool children the best start in life by providing educational and developmentally appropriate activities and tools.
“We are thrilled to bring the Cornerstone program to families in Fayette County,” said Kim Thomas, Cornerstone Manager. “The services this program provides have been a proven difference-maker in the lives of parents and young children.” By helping parents become their child’s first teacher, the program builds healthy caregiver-child relationships, and enables families to support the physical, mental and emotional development of their child.
The bi-monthly visits are voluntary, provided at no cost to families and are currently available in a virtual format. The curriculum includes topics such as preventative health, healthy parenting practices and self-sufficiency. The program also provides monthly caregiver meetings to give parents an opportunity to network with other families and learn more about community resources.
Learn more at PorterLeath.org/Cornerstone. To enroll, contact Kim Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 577-2500 ext. 1019