Little Seedlings
        

You are your child's first and best teacher.

Home Visiting

FREE year-round program which offers parents:

*with children ages prenatal to age 3:

  • Evidence-based and research-informed curriculum focusing on development-centered parenting, parent-child interaction, and family well being;
  • Types of activities and toys that will foster learning and nurture development;
  • Methods of positive discipline; new techniques for problem solving; realistic expectations of child behavior;
  • Support to encourage parents to be better teachers during the most crucial years of their child's development; and
  • A resource network that can help parents find services in the community.

*with children ages prenatal to age 8:
  • Research-informed approach to facilitate friendships and mutual support, strengthen parenting, respond to family crisis, link families to services and opportunities, facilitate children's social and emotional development, reduce stressors on families, and value and support parents.
  • Based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors:
    • Parental Resilience
    • Social Connections
    • Knowledge of parenting and child development
    • Concrete support in times of need
    • Social and Emotional competence of children.


What will a visit look like?
  • Each visit plan includes a parent-child activity (age appropriate activities that stimulate language, social, fine & gross motor skill development), parenting strategies to promote healthy development, and a focus on family well-being (including a time for book sharing).
  • Visit times that are flexible so that all families can participate.
  • The parent educator will personalize information to fit the family's needs, concerns, and hopes while building on their strengths and skills.

Why is early childhood learning so important?
  • The brain uses stimulation from the environment to learn.
  • Brain development before age 3 is rapid and extensive.
  • The influence of the early environment is long-lasting.

What are the family benefits of early learning?
  • Parents are more confident in their skills.
  • Children perform better in school.
  • Parenting is more fun and less stressful.





Playgroup

FREE Infant-Toddler Playgroup & Parent Cafe

Wednesday Mornings

Delton Kellogg Elementary School
9:00 - 10:00 am
10:00 - 11:00 am

First Baptist Church
(Hastings)
10:30 - 11:30 am