My Baby’s First Teacher®
An Agency Self Guided Program for At Risk Pregnant Mothers and Primary Caregivers of Infants. The first year of life provides an opportunity for caregivers to bond with their infants, understand their needs and begin to become ‘in tune’ with their babies. The My Baby’s First Teacher Program is a unique approach to parent education by providing a video of mothers learning together in a shelter setting, demonstrating all of the basic principles of good early parenting.
At risk mothers will have the opportunity to watch their peers and then try out these behaviors using gifts and toys provided to them at each class. These items allow parents to utilize the skills they learn after the class throughout their daily lives. Additionally, agency staff are given training in all material contents as well as a simple plan to facilitate groups. If each step of the My Baby’s First Teacher program is followed, entire agency culture change as well as individual staff and client behaviors can shift in profound ways.
Please view the brief video below to find out more about this program.
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