Parents as Teachers
All Parents Need Support Sometimes and We’re Here to Help!
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is Family Resiliency Education Program focused on providing Boulder County families with the tools they need to not just to survive, but to thrive.
Parenting Advisors work with parents to:
- Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and prepare children for school
- Identify developmental delays/health issues
- Support positive parenting techniques with evidence-based information and skill building
- Connect to helpful community resources
To qualify for PAT home visits, your family must answer YES to at least one of these questions:
- Do you receive SNAP, free/reduced lunch, WIC, or Medicaid?
- Is your housing in any way provided or subsidized by any Boulder County Program?
- Do you have more than one child under five years old?
- Did you stop attending school before graduation AND have also not received a GED?
- Is either parent under 21 years old?
- Does either parent speak only a language OTHER than English OR did either parent immigrate to this country within the last five years?
- Were any of your children born premature, very low birthweight, with a disability, or with a health condition?
- Does either parent have any mental or physical health disabilities (diagnosed or suspected)?
- Is there a history of abuse of any kind?
- Do you have any serious concerns about your child’s behavior or development?
AND must not be currently enrolled in Community Infant Program, Genesis, Nurse Family Partnership, and Early Head Start.
We will be happy to enroll your family after graduation from previous home visitation program.
To apply for PAT please click on the link below to submit a self-referral.
Elaan has been the coordinator for the Parents as Teachers program of Boulder County since 2014. She has been working with children for over 20 years as a counselor, teacher, and home visitor. She feels tremendously grateful to be able to do work that is both personally fulfilling and has a meaningful impact on children and the community. She is the mother to a teenager named Blue and they love to hang out and go on fun adventures together. She also likes to meditate, roller blade, kayak, do yoga, ride bikes, and listen to music.
Program Coordinator / Parent Educator / Family Advocate
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 303-204-3302
Elise has worked with children and families in varying capacities for over fifteen years. She brings a unique and holistic perspective to this work that comes from her experience in the field, her extensive knowledge of early childhood, and her education in social justice and equity. She is excited to draw upon that base to effect tangible, positive change in the community. She loves to dance, make art, and create and listen to music, and her biggest inspiration is her daughter.
Parent Educator / Family Advocate
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 720-316-6339
Naomi has worked with families in various capacities for over a decade. She is passionate about building relationships and partnering with families to reach their desired goals. She believes that supporting children and parents during early childhood is crucial for lifelong success. Naomi loves spending time with her two young daughters and enjoys traveling, seeing live music, snowboarding, hiking, yoga and spending time outdoors.
Parent Educator / Family Advocate
Email: email@example.com | Phone: 720-646-1924
Eveling is a Parents as Teachers Office Manager and Intake Specialist.
She was previously enrolled in the program with her son Luis and did a yearlong Internship for the P.A.T program. Eveling and Luis’ favorite things to do together are ride rollercoasters, watch cartoons, go on walks with their dog Mack, and go swimming.
Her favorite hobby is traveling with her family.
Intake & Assessment Specialist
Claudia Gordilla Villa
Claudia was born in Mexico and grew up in Boulder. She enjoys nature, hiking, learning about new cultures and children. She is very excited and motivated to continue working with the Boulder County community, where she will be able to collaborate more in depth with families and continue her professional growth.
Parent Educator / Family Advocate
Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Program (PAT)
- Home visitation program delivering the evidence-based PAT curriculum
- Frequent, regularly scheduled home visits with a personal parenting advisor
- Individualized lesson plans, activities, and information tailored to meet the needs of each child and parent
- Periodic child development screenings and school readiness assessments
- Evidence based information on child development and positive discipline techniques
- Mediating peer and sibling relationships
- Support with power struggles
- Connection to personal parenting advisor while on waitlist and after graduation
The relationship between parents and their children will be strengthened and supported by fostering secure attachment, developing accurate attunement, promoting appropriate responsiveness, and encouraging mindful attentiveness.
Parents and children will build skills to increase family wellbeing by increasing parent knowledge of child development, enhancing parenting skills, and supporting each child to enter school on track and ready to learn.
- To increase literacy.
- To prevent child abuse and neglect.
- To help families to create a more harmonious home life.
- And to increase the likelihood of future success.
Parents as Teachers of Boulder County is part of a network of amazing home visiting programs in place to support families in many different ways. These programs are:
- Community Infant Program
- Nurse Family Partnership
- Early Head Start
- Children with Special Needs
The following spectrum is a rainbow matrix of these different home visiting program and what we do.
ANY DOOR IS THE RIGHT DOOR!
Don’t worry if you aren’t sure whether PAT or another program is the best fit for your family! Contact any of the programs and we will help you find the one that will best support your family.
Home Visitation Programs
In addition to our partner home visiting programs, we also collaborate with a many other programs and organizations in Boulder County such as:
|Sister Carmen||Colorado Community Response|
|EFAA||WIC (Women Infants and Children)|
|OUR Center||Boulder Housing Partners|
|Bringing School Home Program||Early Childhood Council of Boulder County|
|DHHS Works Program (TANF)||East Boulder Community Alliance|
|DHHS Housing Programs (HSP and TBRA)||Bright Eyes Longmont Coalition|
If your program or organization is interested in collaborating with Boulder County Parents as Teachers please contact Elaan Brudno at 303-204-3302.