Parents As Teachers Program

  • Parents As Teachers Our Mission
    Our mission is to empower, support, and encourage parents as their child's first and most influential teacher, in order that their children may have the optimal opportunity to succeed in school and in life.  
     
    Our Vision
    Our Vision is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Our Goals

  • We are proud to be a Parents As Teachers Affiliate. The Parents As Teachers model is an evidence-based home visiting model designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. The Parents As Teachers model has four dynamic components, each closely interrelated and integrated personal visits, group meetings, child screenings and a resource network. Together, these four components create a cohesive package of services with four primary goals:

    1. Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.                                                       
    2. Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
    3. Prevent child abuse and neglect.      
    4. Increase children's school readiness and school success.
     
    What can I expect?
    As a parent, you will partner with a certified parent educator focused on your child's healthy growth and development. Your educator will use and personalize the Parents As Teachers curriculum to fit your family's goals, concerns and needs. Together you will discuss goals for your family and for your child. During your home visit, you will focus on parent-child activities, developmental topics, family well-being, reading and Kindergarten readiness skills.
    We will also provide regular screenings to assess your child's health and development as well as assist you in locating appropriate community agencies and enrichment activities. You will also have the opportunity to attend regular group meetings which will provide additional information on child development, discipline, language, literacy and more.
     
    Who is eligible to enroll?  
    Knox County families with children prenatal to 36 months of age.  
    Income guidelines may apply in some areas.
     
    How do I get more information or enroll?
    Call 865-594-1159
     
    2016  TN Governor's Award
    for Excellence in Early Foundations
     
    Gold seal  
     
     
    Funded by Great Schools Partnership Knoxville

Contact Us

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    Yvette Parker
     

    Yvette Parker

    Field Supervisor
     
    Fair Garden Family Center
    2nd Floor
    400 Fern Street
    Knoxville, TN  37914
    (865) 594-1159 Office
    (865) 594-1155 Fax
     
    yparker@greatschoolspartnership.com
     
     
    Michelle Boles
     

    Michelle Boles

    Program Secretary
     
    Fair Garden Family Center
    2nd Floor
    400 Fern Street
    Knoxville, TN  37914
    (865) 594-1159 Office
    (865) 594-1155 Fax
     
    mboles@greatschoolspartnership.com