Parents as Teachers Guilford County was built on the principle that parents are their child’s first and best teachers. All parents, regardless of personal circumstances, can be empowered to gain control over difficult life events and can interact with their children in a way that facilitates healthy development.
Through the combined use of personal visits, group connections, developmental screenings and our resource network, our Parent Educators partner with more than 70 families a year to help build their capacity to support their child’s development. Primarily, they focus on the following three growth areas:
These are critical during a child’s earliest years in order to build parents’ capacity to support their child’s development in a safe, nurturing environment and to ensure that their child demonstrates the skills, behaviors and abilities needed to meet kindergarten expectations.