Evidence-Based Parent-Child Programs

Outreach’s evidence-based programs focus on promoting the social, emotional, and academic competence of children, working with parents and caregivers to ensure kids are ready to succeed in school and life.

PARENTS AS TEACHERS

Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based home visiting program that supports parents as their child’s first teacher.  Certified Family Development Specialists partner with parents to increase their knowledge of child development and to advance their child’s critical skills starting from the prenatal stage and continuing through kindergarten.

Program Emphasis

Certified Specialists help parents and caregivers develop critical skills starting from the prenatal stage and continuing through kindergarten.

  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Early Learning
  • School Readiness
  • Overall Family Well-being

Outcomes

INCREDIBLE YEARS

Parents and caregivers need support to help children handle strong emotions, especially negative ones like anger and frustration.

Program Emphasis

Certified Specialists help parents and caregivers of children ages 2-12 handle typical child behavior concerns. Specialized curriculum also addresses specific needs related to autism and language delays. Meals, transportation, and childcare are provided to participants. Virtual classes are offered.

  • Emotional/Social Competence
  • Problem Solving
  • Confidence
  • Learning Skills
  • Reducing and Preventing Aggression

Outcomes

PLAY & LEARN GROUP

To naturally develop key motor skills, socialization, confidence, and imagination, children need to play with other children.

Program Emphasis

Funded entirely by local donations, this program is open to all families in Lackawanna County.

  • Experiential Learning
  • Literacy
  • Child Development
  • Parenting Skills

 

Children develop essential skills and enjoy interacting with their peers.

 

 

Outcomes

SAFE CARE AUGMENTED

SafeCare® Augmented is an evidence-based home visiting program for families with children from birth to five years.  Outreach’s Certified Family Development Specialists are specially trained to support parents by providing information and coaching in three important areas:

  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Child Health/Wellness
  • Home Safety

The Incredible Years program addresses typical child behavior concerns as well as specialized needs.

Outreach’s Toddler Play & Learn Group offers fun learning activities for parents and children to engage in together.

A mother and her child share quality time during our Parents as Teachers program.