Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a unique educational program for parents of young children. A home-school community partnership that works!
As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. They learn more from you at home and in their preschool years than they will at any other time in their lives. How your child grows and develops in these years will affect their later development in life.

Did you know...

  • that children learn best from those they love?
  • that children learn fastest and best before they begin school?
  • the remedial efforts, if needed, are most effective when started early?
  • that the day-to-day learning of young children is usually taken for granted, but is the foundation for later learning?
  • that PAT can help YOU and YOUR child get off to the best start?

Who is Eligible

Parents as Teachers is a voluntary and free program that provides parents with information on child development from prenatal through five years of age.
Where: Parents as Teachers is available to all families in York, Lancaster, Chester and Chesterfield counties
Who: Families can qualify prenatally up to age five
What: Personal Visits

Personal Visits

PAT certified parent educators, trained in child development, help parents understand what to expect at each stage of their child’s development and offer practical tips on ways to encourage learning, manage challenging behaviors, and promote strong parent-child relationships.

Screenings
PAT offers periodic checkups of overall development, language, hearing and vision. The goal is to provide early detection of potential problems to prevent later difficulties in school.
Having a child can be joyous. At times, though, it can be stressful and difficult. Parents as Teachers is available to help support you through these times. By working together from the beginning, your child can get the best possible start in life!

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Up Comming Seminars

These workshops are in connection with Rock Hill PAT Group Connection. Attendance at all 3 is encouraged, but not required. You could win a door prize just for attending!

The Power of Positive Parenting – Triple P Level 2 Seminar 1

Tuesday,  March 12, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This workshop is Seminar 1 of the Triple P Level 2 Seminar Series. It introduces you to the five core principles of positive parenting.

  • Creating a safe, engaging environment
  • Having a positive learning environment
  • Using assertive discipline
  • Having reasonable expectations
  • Taking care of yourself as a parent

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Parentalidad positiva- Triple P Level 2 Seminario 1

Martes 12 de marzo de 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Los facilitadores introducen a los padres y madres los cinco principios básicos de la parentalidad positiva que forman las bases de Triple P. Estos principios son:

  • Asegurar un ambiente seguro e interesante.
  • Crear un ambiente de aprendizaje positivo.
  • Utilizar la disciplina asertiva.
  • Tener expectaciones razonables.
  • Cuidar de usted mismo/a como padre o madre.

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Raising Confident, Competent Children – Triple P Level 2 Seminar 2

Tuesday,  March 19, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This workshop is Seminar 2 of the Triple P Level 2 Seminar Series. It introduces you to strategies that help children develop social, interpersonal, and intellectual competence.

  • Showing respect to others
  • Being considerate
  • Having good communication and social skills
  • Having healthy self-esteem
  • Becoming a good problem solver
  • Becoming independent

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Criar niñas y niños competentes y seguros- Triple P Level 2 Seminario 2

Martes 12 de marzo de 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

En este seminario, se introduce a los padres y madres los seis elementos básicos fundamentales para que los niños tengan confianza y éxito en la escuela y en las etapas venideras. Estas competencias son:

  • Mostrar respeto a los demás.
  • Ser considerado/a.
  • Tener buenas habilidades comunicacionales y sociales.
  • Tener una autoestima saludable.
  • Ser una persona capaz de resolver problemas.
  • Independizarse.

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Raising Resilient Children – Triple P Level 2 Seminar 3

Tuesday,  March 26, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This workshop is Seminar 3 of the Triple P Level 2 Seminar Series. It introduces you to strategies that help children develop emotional coping strategies for dealing with their feelings and coping with life stresses.

  • Recognize, understand, and accept feelings
  • Express feelings appropriately
  • Develop a positive outlook
  • Develop effective ways of coping
  • Deal with negative feelings
  • Manage stressful life events

 

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Criar niños y niñas resilientes – Triple P Level 2 Seminario 3

Martes 26 de marzo de 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Se introduce a los padres y madres los seis elementos básicos fundamentales para que los niños puedan manejar sus sentimientos y volverse resilientes en abordar el estrés de la vida cotidiana. Estas competencias son:

  • Reconocer y aceptar los sentimientos.
  • Expresar los sentimientos de manera apropiada.
  • Construir una perspectiva positiva.
  • Desarrollar habilidades para enfrentar problemas.
  • Afrontar los sentimientos negativos.
  • Afrontar las situaciones estresantes de la vida.

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