Children come into this world ready for love and learning. You are your child’s first and most influential teacher. But your baby was not born with directions! Parents as Teachers informs, supports, and encourages parents like you in this important role.

Parents as Teachers has a vision: that all children will grow and develop to reach their full potential. Isn’t that what we all want for our children?

The Program is a home-visiting program and is free to all families regardless of income.

Parents as Teachers has been in Clay County for 18 years working with Clay County families to help make that vision a reality.

The program was adopted by Nicholas County Empowerment Corp. in 2012 after losing funding from The Clay County 21st Century Grant. We are now Clay/Nicholas Webster Parents as Teachers. We have 9 certified parent educators in the 3 counties.

Parent educators will personalize information to fit with your family’s needs, concerns and hopes. Together you will discuss goals for you as a parent and for your child. You will build on your strengths and skills. The Parent educators bring in an age appropriate activity for parent and child to enjoy while child development is occurring.

The home visits are scheduled monthly at your convenience.

If you would like more information or think this program is for you, you may contact Karen Vaughan at 304-651-2736. Our new office is located in the old Valley Fork School, Room 11. Visit our website to find your local program.