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How the program works

Parents as Teachers provides parents with the knowledge and tools that support the health and development of young children at every stage. All services are home-based or virtual, voluntary, and at no cost to families.

The goals of Parents as Teachers are to:
  • Increase school readiness and school success
  • Provide parents with information about child development and parenting practices
  • Help families detect health issues and developmental delays early
  • Decrease parent stress
National studies show that children who participated in Parents as Teachers had better English language proficiency and academic outcomes. 

What can families expect?

Families who participate in Parents as Teachers are assigned a Parent Educator who helps with:

  • Age-appropriate activities and materials for you and your child
  • Parenting challenges like crying, hitting, sleep, routines and potty training
  • Developmental screenings and assessments
  • Information to respond to your questions or needs
  • Connecting you to needed resources and services in the community
  • Transitioning to a high-quality preschool or kindergarten program
Parents and caregivers can also join our online parenting support group to share resources and experiences.

Get started with Parents as Teachers

If you have a child that is
  1. Under the age of two and
  2. Lives in Cuyahoga County
Call Us at (216) 698-7500
or Click below to complete our referral form
*Parents as Teachers Home Visiting at Bright Beginnings is part of the Help Me Grow System of Supports. Request Parents as Teachers in the additional information box of the referral form. 

Parents as Teachers at Bright Beginnings is proud to be an affiliate of the Parents as Teachers National Center


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6393 Oak Tree Boulevard South, Independence, OH 44131
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