In 2020, Central District Health completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that CDH is among the highest quality members of the home visitation and parent education field, implementing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model with fidelity and quality.
Call 208-327-8598 or Email Parents as Teachers
A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. But we know that children don’t come with an instruction manual. This FREE program is designed to provide parents with information and to help build their children’s intellectual, language, social, and physical development from birth to kindergarten age.
Each stage in a child’s development is important, and comes with opportunities for learning. Parents as Teachers helps guide parents through these stages and gives them tools for success.
Learning begins at birth, and by age three, children have learned 75 percent of all the language skills they will have as adults. A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. In the first few years, children learn more and at a much faster pace than any other time in life. By age three, a child’s brain is 80 percent of the size of the adult brain.
Parents and caregivers residing in Ada or Elmore County who are pregnant or have children birth to kindergarten age can participate in the program. Other eligibility criteria apply. Call 208-327-8598 or email us for details.
Clients will receive personal visits from a certified parent educator offering timely, age appropriate information including:
Call or email us with any questions you have about the PAT program and how you can sign up, today!
Central District Health and the CDH Call Center will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2022 in honor of Presidents' Day.
Family & Clinic Services at CDH include programs and services for both individuals and families. We look forward to helping you reach your health goals. Read about our programs to learn more, or give us a call at (208) 327-7400!