The Clay-Braxton Parents as Teachers Program had a great turn out for their Christmas Dinner. 136 showed up at the Big Otter Elementary School for a Christmas dinner and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We would like to thank all of our volunteers, Dorothy Childers, Carol Copen, Tom Vaughan, Jarrel Truman, Isac Dulaney, Gracie Truman, Sharina Ratliff, Ronee Nottingham, and Dana Sayre. We would like to thank Mr. Boggs for allowing us to use the school and the West Virginia Home Visitation Program Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health.
What is In-Home Family Education?
Being a parent is a tough job!
All parents can use a little bit of help to raise happy and healthy children. In-Home Family Education is a program that provides this help to families with young children in their home. You can participate at no cost, and the staff will come to your home, or wherever you feel most comfortable. In-Home Family Education provides caring and supportive programs to families in almost half of all West Virginia counties. The goal is to improve child health, increase school readiness and give you the information and support you need to make parenting decisions.
What do In-Home Family Educators do?
In-Home Family Educators provide:
- information on healthy pregnancies, child development and other parenting topics
- a listening ear and shoulder to lean on
- linking you and your child to health care during pregnancy and after birth
- connection to other services in the community that can help you and your family
- opportunities to meet other parents of young children at group meetings
Clay-Braxton Parents as Teachers is a free and voluntary program offered to all families who are expecting or have a child or children through age five. The program consists of four parent educators who have been certified by the National Center and meet ongoing competency-based training.
If you would like to be a part of our program you can call our office at (304) 587-2445 and ask for Karen.