Select Home Visitation Program
The early years of a child's life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life. In order to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. The Select Home Visitation program is made up of Parent Educators that develop a plan to address the family’s needs. The Parent Educators use an evidence-based early childhood home visitation model called Parents as Teachers (PAT). Parents as Teachers is an approved home visiting model meeting the evidence-based criteria of the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting program. All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations. Model-Certified Parent Educators emphasize parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being as they deliver services to families. The PAT program is designed to increase parents’ knowledge of their child’s health and development, school readiness and need for parent involvement.
Enrollment is only via referral from First 5 LA’s Welcome Baby Program utilizing a standard risk assessment screen at birth to identify families for services. Families residing within a First 5 LA Best Start Community are eligible for referral to PAT (Parents as Teachers) if identified as high-risk. The hospitals from which we are receiving referrals from are White Memorial Medical Center and St. Francis Medical Center.
This service is available at the location below:
648 S Indiana Street
Los Angeles CA, 90023
Contact: Janet Ceja
(323) 268-9615 Ext.13