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Parents as Teachers

for families with children ages prenatal – 5 years

Parents as Teachers (PAT) offers families in-home visits up to twice a month. During these visits, Imprints Cares family educators provide parenting tips and learning activities to help parents prepare their children for school. Home visits can be made in English or Spanish.

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PAT benefits

Home visits create family-centered engagement opportunities that...

  • promote good parenting habits by connecting with parents in a familiar environment — their own home.

  • increase positive parent-child interactions.

  • improve parent understanding at each age and stage of a child’s development.

In PAT...

  • children receive developmental and other health screenings provided by family educators to help parents understand how their children are growing and recognize their strengths.

  • families and children receive referrals for services with community partners.

  • families attend monthly parenting groups with other families and family-centered activities.

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Last year PAT served 261 children through 1,593 home visits during which 4,164 books were delivered and 146 children received developmental screenings.

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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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“For the last nine years, I have had the privilege of observing the Imprints Cares Family Educators’ excellent work with families. They are adept at developing trusting relationships with the clients they serve and exhibit tremendous leadership among their peers.”

– Dean Clifford, Former Executive Director,
Smart Start of Forsyth County
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Refer a Family or Enroll in PAT

For English, call Julia Barnes at 336-713-9742.

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

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