Parents as Teachers Guilford County is a Blue Ribbon Affiliate of a national program that provides parenting education and support to families throughout pregnancy until their child turns five.  Our focus is on encouraging parent/child interactions, understanding child development’s impact on child behavior and strengthening the family as a whole.  This information sharing and skill development happens through home visits, group connections, screenings and resources.  We partner with families to build supportive relationships that empower families to prepare their children to enter school ready to learn, ready for life

Our mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life

Our guiding values are:

  • The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life
  • Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers
  • Emerging research is the foundation
  • All children deserve the same opportunities to succeed
  • Cultural competency is essential in serving families

Our goals and expected outcomes are:

  • Increase in parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
  • Early detection of developmental delays
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Improved school readiness

Our hope, dream and vision is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential