Community Action Partnership
Lancaster Family Center - Parents as Teachers
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An early childhood parent education and family support program designed to empower all parents to be their child's teacher. Provides parents with information on child development from birth to age 3 and suggests learning opportunities that encourage language, intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth. It is a voluntary primary prevention program that offers: - Personal Visits: Personalized home visits by certified parent educators, trained in child development to help parents understand what to expect in each stage of their child's development and offer practical tips on ways to encourage, learning to manage challenging behavior and promote strong parent-child relationships. Visits are offered bi-weekly. - Group Meetings: Parents meet together to gain new insights and to share their experiences, common concerns and successes. Group meetings also provide families the opportunity to participate in parent-child activities. Group meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 10 am-12:30 pm. Lunch is provided. - Screenings: PAT offers periodic screenings of overall development, language, hearing and vision. The goal is to detect potential problems and provide early intervention to prevent difficulties with learning in school. - Resource Network: Helps families access other resources in the community that are available for supporting and enriching families.
601 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Eligibility: Expectant parents, parents with physical custody of children from 0 to 3 years, Resident of Lancaster City or County
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 299-7301 Main
  • (717) 431-1027 Main
  • (717) 431-1030 Fax
Intake Procedure: Referral by phone
Fee Amounts: None
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Bi-lingual staff available
Service Contact: Ivy Sweigart, Supervisor, 717-431-1027,
  • Home Based Parenting Education
  • School Readiness Programs
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