Parent & Child Education
"Parents are the first teachers,
Home is the first classroom"
AVANCE's Parent-Child Education Model
A three hour, weekly session lasting 9 months:
Parenting Education Session (1 Hour): Parents gain knowledge regarding child growth and development and that they are their child's first and most important teacher.
Toy Making Class (1 Hour): Parents construct toys for children that will aid them to “learn through play.”
Resources Speaker/Nutrition Class/Library Visit, etc. (1 Hour): Introduces parents to an array of community resources. Exposure to these services & providers increases likelihood parents will seek them.
Home Visitation Component (1 Hour): 60-minute observation of a parent-child play activity, conducted once a month. Scheduled by appointment.
Transportation: Service provided to help parents and children get to and from class.
Food Service Component: Parents and children are served nutritious meals and snacks.
Special Events and Holiday Celebration: Recognize that family activities “can be fun” and educational!
Advocacy: AVANCE staff aids parents in addressing the special needs of their family
Early Childhood Education: Provide a stimulating and caring environment for children while their parents attend class.
Continue Education: Parents have the opportunity to enroll in other educational programs offered by AVANCE and will prepare to move onto college or vocational training schools.