Parents As Teachers & Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up
Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) are home visitation programs that empower parents and caregivers to give their children the best possible start in life. Continue scrolling for more information about each program and how to apply.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
PAT is a free early learning program for Cabarrus County parents with children from newborn to age 5. As a first-time parent, we all have many questions about how to raise our children. PAT wants all children to have the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop at their maximum potential. The program has four dynamic components, including personal screening, Group Connections, resource network, and child screening.
Virtual Group Connection Events: 4th Tuesday at 10:00-11:00am
Are you a participant of the Parents as Teachers program? Are you a parent of a young child who would like to know more about this program? Come join us as we play and learn together! For more information, contact Tatiyana Laws at (704) 594-5003.
Attachment Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC)
ABC is a 10-session program that helps parents to identify and respond to their baby's signals. Each week, a parent coach will conduct a home visit and talk about different ideas related to parenting. During this time, parent-child interaction will take place to identify the positive things you as a caregiver are already doing when you respond to your child.
Families are eligible if they have an infant who is between 6-24 months old. The primary caregiver must participate in all 10 ABC sessions, and other caregivers and children are encouraged to attend as well.
Cabarrus Partnership for Children funds the Smart Start Parents as Teachers and ABC programs at Endless Opportunities.