The challenges and dynamics of parenting may seem to change, but the basics - love, nurturing, and healthy living - remain the foundation for a strong family. This foundation in the early years helps to lay the path to a child's success in both school and life.
With the belief that parents are the most influential and first teachers of their children, our Family Educators stand ready to help set goals and meet developmental milestones. All programs are focused on supporting families in developing parenting skills, enhancing communication, school readiness, and household management – everything families need to stay together, healthy, and strong!
Our Family Center has certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) working with SAFE KIDS in Dauphin County through Penn State Children’s Hospital. This program offers a discount car seat program to families who are referred to us or other public assistance agencies. Technicians are available to conduct safety checks whenever your organization has a need.
A program dedicated to supporting, counseling, and challenging fathers to become strong and positive influences within their families. This 12-week program focuses on building the man first and the father second. Open to any father, there are no restrictions of age, income, marital status, or age of children.
This program focuses on the concept that a childs' first and best teacher is their parent. And just like school teachers receive training and education to do their job well, parents often need additional skills and guidance to teach their children well. Our Parents As Teachers program is a valuable resource for Dauphin County parents with children under Kindergarten age, offering support and information to help parents and children prepare for the transition to school.