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Family, Friends, & Neighbors (FFN)

for in-home childcare providers caring for children ages birth – 5 years

Family, Friends, & Neighbors (FFN) offers visits by Parents as Teachers trained provider educators to support family members, friends, and others who are providing in-home childcare. Enrolled caretakers receive two visits per month, quarterly child development and enrichment kits, and invitations to attend provider connections and Play & Learn Groups. Children receive developmental screenings.

an Imprints Cares provider educator with a child from the FFN program

FFN benefits

FFN offers many benefits to in-home childcare providers, including:

  • Evidence-based support and training

  • Two visits monthly with a trained provider educator

  • Developmental screenings for children

  • Engaging activities

  • Play & Learn Groups

  • Home safety tips

  • Resources and books

  • Networking and professional development

  • Availability in Spanish or English

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Last year FFN served 41 children and 15 providers through 179 home visits. 93% of parents attended group connections.

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Imprints Cares is recognized by the national PAT office as an exemplary Blue Ribbon Affiliate. This means that we exceed the PAT Essential Requirements and the PAT Quality Standards.


In 2017, Imprints Cares was awarded the Losos Prize for Innovation and Excellence, which is awarded to only one organization in the country each year. 

We continue to innovate and serve more families with even greater effectiveness​ through our full spectrum of evidence-based programming.

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  • What is the cost of the PAT program for parents?
    PAT is FREE for families. The cost of the program is covered by grants and other donations, so there is no charge for the families who participate.
  • Can anyone receive home visits from PAT?
    Families must live in Forsyth County, have a child aged 0–5 years, and be experiencing one or more family stressors identified by the PAT National Office to qualify for the program. If you have a question about eligibility for your family or a family you know, please reach out to Julia Barnes at 336-713-9742. Para español, llame a Maria Stockton al 336-713-9743
  • Who makes the home visits for PAT?
    The Imprints Cares' staff who make the home visits are called family educators. All family educators have college degrees (many have a Master’s degree), have been thoroughly vetted with extensive background checks, and have been trained in the evidence-based PAT model. Eight (8) family educators are bilingual, and four (4) are native Spanish speakers. Altogether, our family educators have a combined 65+ years of experience at Imprints Cares. Our family educators care greatly about the families they serve and want to help them and their children succeed.
  • Can families be court-ordered to participate in the PAT program?
    The program is voluntary for families. They can start and stop anytime they choose, until their youngest child starts kindergarten or they move out of the county.
  • Does PAT help parents with home schooling?
    No, we are a home visiting program for families with children ages 0–5 years. We help parents get their children ready for kindergarten by providing parenting support, developmental screenings, resource connections, and parent/child activities that equip parents to be their child’s first and best teacher.


Refer a Childcare Provider or Enroll in FFN

For English, call Angel Conrad at 336-955-2110.

Para español, llame a Maria Stockton al 336-713-9743.

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