We are thrilled to announce that The Whole Child has been awarded the Parents as Teachers contract from the Department of Public Health that will double our Home Visiting Program for parents!! This contract will allow us to double our client capacity and expand our geographic reach deeper into SPA 7 Southeast LA County and newly into SPA 3 San Gabriel Valley.
Parents as Teachers promotes optimal early development, learning and health for young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. This program is designed to help build a strong parent-child bond and also provides developmental screenings for early detection and intervention so children are able to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
This past year The Whole Child served more than 80 families through these prevention services. Our staff detected 17 developmental delays in time to provide early intervention for each child to get the support they need and distributed over 50 car seats through our monthly Car Seat Safety Workshop which is open to the community at our main office. To learn more, please visit our Parent Enrichment page or check out Antonia’s story to see how we made a difference for her family.