Programs

Nurse Family Partnership (NFP)

Early Pregnancy (before 28 weeks) through 2 years

This offers a maternal and early childhood health program, delivered by BSN prepared registered nurses, to assist first-time mothers to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. The strong bond between mother and nurse provides the foundation for strong families, and lives are forever changed-for the better.

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Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY)

Children 3-4 years

This program provides parents with a 30-week curriculum of in-home instruction and is designed to give parents the tools they need to become their child’s first teacher. Lesson plans, children’s books, crayons, scissors and other materials needed to teach your child is provided at no cost. Over 30 years of research have all shown that children who complete the HIPPY program have much higher graduation rates and excel academically. Must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 1st of the current year.

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Parents As Teachers (PAT)

Pre-natal through 5 years

This program recognizes that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers. The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life. The PAT programs trains the parent to recognize developmental and health issues, and parent education to help parents understand their role in encouraging their child’s development from the beginning.

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This program is funded by a grant awarded to the Prevention and Early Intervention Program from the U.S. Department of Family and Protective Services. Participants must be residents of Gregg County or Harrison County.