Supporting the Whole Family
We use a two-generational approach which supports both the parent and child together.
With the guidance of Nursery staff, parents set social and emotional goals for their children while theyâ€™re staying at the Nursery. During this time, children are also learning important coping skills so they may address their emotions. Parents learn about their childrenâ€™s development and receive insights and tools to help them support and understand their childrenâ€™s behaviors. This strengthens the bond between parents and their children, ultimately creating a healthier dynamic overall and especially during times of heightened stress or crisis.
Parents learn new ways to reduce stress, acquire resources they can access to support their family, and find a supportive partner in the Nursery. This relationship continues as long as the family continues to need support.
Families facing multiple barriers, such as extreme poverty, single-parent households, homelessness, mental health concerns and substance abuse issues, may be invited to participate in our clinical home visiting and mental health program. This program entails meeting with a social worker weekly, for up to 18 months, to receive ongoing support as they work toward long-term goals to help their family thrive.
93% of parents reported the Nursery helped them gain a better understanding of child development
98% of parents reported they have strategies in place to keep themselves and their families safe