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Parenting may be the most rewarding experience in the world but at times it can also be challenging. ECHN’s Family Development Center helps give you the tools you need to overcome the child rearing challenges you face.

Family Development Center

We understand that parenting is a difficult job, and that children live, grow and thrive with the love and support of family, caregivers and friends. The ECHN Family Development Center is comprised of seven grant-funded home visiting programs that assist parents in developing essential parenting skills while providing parent education, child development information, developmental screenings, playgroups, and learning activities. Programs use the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum which is a nationally recognized parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. Our staff is trained and certified as PAT Parent Educators who conduct regular screenings for your child to assess their overall development, provide parent workshops, conduct parenting groups, and provide information on resources in your community.

Family Development Center Programs

The Family Development Center offers a number of highly-regarded programs free of charge for parents, children and expectant couples. The Center assists each family in finding the programs that best fit their needs and goals.