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First Teacher Home Visiting Program

The First Teacher Home Visiting program provides information, support and encouragement to parents and caregivers through home visits to help children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) Curriculum, the First Teacher Program provides support to pregnant women, mothers, fathers, and other caregivers of young children (up to age 5) in their own home.

The First Teacher Home Visiting Program serves 140 families in Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Lamar, Marion, Marshall and Winston counties using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum.

County map of Parents As Teachers service area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Visiting Program Supervisor

Dee Ard
256-260-3152

dard@capna.org


Parent Educator Team Leader

Alicia Thurmond
256-566-3204
alicia.thurmond@capna.org

Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting Executive Summary - October 2018

Children develop fastest in their earliest years, and the skills and abilities they develop in those years help lay the foundation for their future success. Similarly, early negative experiences can contribute to poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes both in early childhood and in later life. Children growing up in poverty tend to be at greater risk of encountering adverse experiences that negatively affect their development. One service strategy that has improved these outcomes is early childhood home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young children, typically infants and toddlers, in their home environments.

A substantial literature has provided evidence of home visiting impacts on family functioning, parenting, and child outcomes. However, there are many gaps in knowledge about home visiting programs, including a lack of information on program implementation. Evaluations of home visiting have rarely collected detailed information on the services provided to families, so it is difficult to know whether impacts on particular outcomes of interest are associated with implementation or features of the home visiting model.

This implementation research report describes the local programs, home visiting staff, and families who participated in the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation (MIHOPE), a national evaluation of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program launched in 2011. This national evaluation is systematically examining how program features and implementation systems are associated with services delivered and impacts across four of the home visiting models designated as evidence-based by the U.S. Department of Health and HumanSer-vices: Early Head Start – Home-based option, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(click on the image to open the report as a PDF)

 

Parents As Teachers 2016-17 Affiliate Performance Report

The PAT Affiliate Performance Report is now available for the 2016-17 program year.  Click the image to access the full report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colbert County 

Lilly Cornelius
Parent Educator
lillian.cornelius@capna.org
256-566-0688

DeKalb County

Cheryl Lambert
Parent Educator
cheryl.lambert@capna.org
256-565-9979

Franklin County

Shirley Jimenez
Parent Educator
shirley.jimenez@capna.org
256-606-8628

Lamar County

Holly Gibbs
Parent Educator
holly.gibbs@capna.org
256-606-2307

Marion County

Jean Pruitt
Parent Educator
bobbie.pruitt@capna.org
256-565-9350

Marshall County

Kesha Whitehead
Parent Educator
kesha.whitehead@capna.org
256-566-8302

Winston County

Genny Jacobs
Parent Educator
genny.jacobs@capna.org
256-565-1282

* The First Teacher Home Visiting Program may also be found on Facebook as North Alabama Parents as Teachers Program at https://www.facebook.com/PATprogram/.