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Parents as Teachers Home-Visiting Program

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Did you know?

Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher.

Parents as Teachers provides home-visits that focus on:

  • The parent-child relationship because relationships are the foundation of learning.
  • Parenting that takes into account the needs of children at different developmental stages.
  • The well-being of the entire family.

We believe…

  • A child’s most important development occurs during the first few years of life.
  • Parents are their child’s first and most important teacher.
  • You can support your child in their growth.

Parents as Teachers offers…

  • Trained parent educators to work with families in their homes.
  • Personalized caregiver information and support to fit a family’s needs, concerns & hopes.
  • Health and developmental screenings to assess the needs of the family.
  • Group connections to meet other families enrolled in the program.
  • Assistance locating and accessing community resources.

Who is eligible?

Parents as Teachers at the Center for Development and Disability provides services to families with children from birth to age 5. We serve families who live in Bernalillo and Valencia counties. Depending on need, enrolled children and their families can remain eligible until kindergarten entry.

For families, to learn more and enroll in our program, you can email ddonado@unmmg.org or call: 505-925-7899.

For providers, you can call to make a referal and/or scan and email our Provider Referral Form to ddonado@unmmg.org.

For more information regarding Parents as Teachers National Home-Visiting Model, go to http://www.parentsasteachers.org



Contact Us

Damaris Donado, LCSW, Clinical Manager: (505) 925-7899 ddonado@unmmg.org

Nicole Matthews, Program Coordinator: (505) 272-5828 nmatthews@salud.unm.edu

FAX: (505) 272-8988