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About Our Program

Engaging Families Creating Communities

Since 2014, the United Way of El Paso County’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) affiliate program has served over 3,500 families. The program has been working to build a strong and nurturing foundation for the next generation of El Pasoans. PAT is a free, evidence-based home visiting program that helps parents and caregivers boost their children’s health, safety, and ability to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.  
 
Our goal is to continue supporting families throughout El Paso for years to come.

Enrollment is Always Free and Open 

If you are expecting or have a child that is 0 to 5 years old,

join our community today!  

Our Model

The Parents as Teachers model has four components: personal visits, group connections, screenings, and a resource network. Together, these form a dynamic package of services for families. PAT serves a range of families with varying needs and offers services to parents with children at any point from the prenatal period through kindergarten. 
 
Parents as Teachers certify professional parent educators to implement the program. Parent Educators work with their families to emphasize parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. 

Personal Visits

Monthly Individualized visits where parent educators focus on child development and parent-child interaction. 

Child Screenings

Child screenings for overall health, developmental delays, vision, and hearing to help parents understand their child’s development.

Resource Network

Connect parents and caregivers with a variety of community organizations to help close gaps in services, linking families to needed support. 

Group Connections 

Serve as an opportunity for parents to get together, share their experiences, and learn from each other. 

How PAT works

  • Personalized monthly visits that are tailored to each unique family.  

  • Connection to a resource network that assists families with needed support to ensure they are thriving. 

  • Child screenings for overall health, developmental delays, vision, and hearing.  

  • Group connections for parents to get together, share their experiences, and learn from each other. 

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