Home Based Option
Teachers visit assigned families once a week for 90 minutes. The parent is viewed as the primary educator of the child, using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum. Home Based Services are supplemented by classroom socialization activities held twice a month for two hours.
Home Visits are offered to pregnant women and children ages birth to 36 months in Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler, and Scott Counties.
Infants, toddlers, and two-year-old children attend group socializations with their parents and receive a snack approved by USDA guidelines at no charge.
Services are family-centered and include:
Education: Learning activities that lead to development in areas of language, literacy, math, science, creative arts, social/emotional, and health and physical development, using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum.
Social Services: Home Based Teachers connect families with community services, assisting families to achieve personal educational goals as well as individual family goals.
Parent Engagement: Parents receive education through parent meetings, parent-initiated activities, and workshops. Parents are involved in the decision-making process of the PACT agency and classroom curriculum, through the Policy Council.
Special Services: At least 10% of all enrollments are reserved for children with special needs, regardless of income level. A variety of services can be provided based on the needs of the child and the wishes of the family.
Health: PACT assists with physical examinations and other age appropriate health screenings, as well as nutritional assessments.