Positive Parenting Program
Family Support Centers use Parents As Teachers (PAT)* – an evidence-based home visiting program recognized by the federal government. Through their involvement in PAT, parents work with a parent educator to gain knowledge that will help ensure that their children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. In addition to our home visiting program, all Centers host classes and support groups where parents can share their experiences, learn about healthy child development, and explore positive parenting techniques.
Monthly Family Fun Night, Family Movie Night, Field Trips and more! Click here to find out what stimulating experiences lie ahead for you and your child with the Positive Parenting Program.
“We are big on getting kids ready for Kindergarten!” - Adriene Roberts
We realize every family is different and every families needs are different. We work with families at your comfort level. Some programs are organized by parents, are parent driven, and parent run. The name Positive Parenting can be deceiving, we do not offer parenting classes. This program is part of the Allegheny County Family support program Hays, Myers Ridge, and Ryan Arts Center. Part of the office of child development.
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00-4:00
Tues & Thurs 8:00-7:00
Chrissie Bupp Program Assistant
(412) 331.1685 x 115
What you get when you enter the program: (all services are free with enrollment)
Healthy Parent Guide/Handbook
Weekly home visits (include weekly 1 hour and 30 minute home visit)
Option to attend twice a month playgroups (off site field trips i.e. Pumpkin Patch, Farmers Market, Children’s Museum, Berry/Apple Picking).
Monthly parent meeting w/ Dinner & Speaker on parent chosen topics
How do the sessions work:
Program is year round
Our focus is to support outdoor activities. parent child activities and socializing.
Summer sessions (3,4 & 5 year olds). More field trips and summer fun (not so much the abc’s and 123’s).
FIELD TRIPS: Typically we do an
annual pumpkin patch
january seasame street live or other show or indoor activity
Summers we do 4 or 5 field trips during the programs 8 weeks
STEP 1: Call Chrissy to set up an appointment 412 331-1685 (ext 115)
STEP 2: Fill out registration information and set up a program that suites your needs
STEP 3: A home visitor will be assigned to you (if you select that as an option)
STEP 4: We will connect you with a kindergarden readiness site.
NOTE: We are not income based, prenatal thru kindergarden (age 5). We will meet you were you are at. You can participate in all or just parts of the program.
Family Support Programming
Family Support programs are based on the philosophy that the most effective way to ensure the healthy development and growth of small children is by supporting the families and communities in which they live. They are designed to increase the strength and stability of families, to increase parents' confidence and competence in their parenting abilities.
Family Support programs not only represent a place where parents can come together to share, support each other, or learn about and benefit from their community's resources but they also represent a community process - anew way of doing business. All segments of the community come together as partners and begin the process of identifying and achieving mutual goals and objectives.
Providing Parenting Education & Support Through:
-Parent Child Interaction
-Child Development Screenings
Center Services Focus On:
-Parent Engagement & Leadership
-Assist in connecting families to needed and wanted services
-Quality Standards for Family Strengthening and Support
-Center Based Activites
Social & Emotional competence of children
Concrete Supports for Parents
Knowledge of Parenting and Child/Youth Development