Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families offers a number of programs to support families raising young children. Below are some programs offered by Smart Start to help with the job of parenting.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers is a free, in-home program for expectant mothers and parents of children under age 5. The program is offered in Camden, Currituck, Gates and Pasquotank counties through Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families. Parents as Teachers is also offered to the Knotts Island Community through the Currituck County Schools.
Families who enroll in the program receive personal visits from a trained parent educator who can share information about child development and teach parents how to take advantage of specific ‘windows of opportunity,’ to enhance their child’s physical, emotional, intellectual and social development.
The visits include an activity for the parent and child to do together, along with suggestions for other activities and learning experiences. Visits from a parent educator are scheduled for two times each month.
The program includes free screenings for health and wellness, vision, hearing and normal development using “Ages and Stages.”
To learn more about the Parents as Teachers program in northeastern North Carolina, call (252)333-1233 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fathers in Focus
This program, operated by the Choanoke Area Development Association, is designed to promote responsible fatherhood, strengthen families and enhance nurturing environments for children. Case management, community services, educational workshops and support services are available. The program is offered in Bertie County. For more information call (252) 332-2692