Holy Cross Ministries

Program description

Research shows that providing high quality education for children yields significant long-term benefits for both women and children and science tells us that ages 0-3 are critical. A child’s experiences during these years influence how their brain processes information; in other words, whatever does or doesn’t happen in this time frame impacts their capacity for learning. In order to respond to this critical need for services, Holy Cross Ministries provides early childhood education and support for children ages 0-3, and their parents. 

HCM's Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program includes the following components

Families receive two home visits per month and services are offered at no cost to the parents, with the goal of preparing parents to be their child's first and most influential teacher. HCM's Parent Educator conducts annual hearing and vision health screenings to identify barriers to a child's healthy development; facilities developmentally appropriate activities; provides early detection of developmental delays; assesses the child's social-emotional development; monitors the growth of parental life skills and parenting abilities; and facilitates goal setting for the parents. Unfortunately we are at capacity for families in the Parents as Teachers home-visiting component to the School Readiness Program. Please contact Hilda Marquez (hmarquez@hcmutah.org; 801-680-7471) if you are interested in entering your name on the waiting list.
All parents of children ages 0-3 years-old are invited to attend HCM's monthly Parents Group Connection nights. These evenings feature various presentations on topics regarding child development.

Help Support Our Students

Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that all children have opportunities to succeed academically. We believe that cost should not be a barrier for children to start school ready to learn. Please help support our program so we can continue offering these services free of cost to low-income families.

Parents as Teachers Program Staff

Director of Education
801-261-3440 ext 235
Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Educator
PAT Program Coordinator
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