What’s this program about?

Teamin’ Up for Tots is a shortened version of the Parent Partner Program designed for those parents for whom only a few visits are desired. In this program, parents of newborns to three years old “TEAM” with an early childhood educator in 60 minute sessions designed with the specific parent and child in mind. Parents choose what they want to know from a variety of topics like: temperament, playing to learn, tantrums, and brain development. An experienced educator delivers information and materials in your home for up to ten individually designed “Team Meetings.”

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Parents who want to extend their home visits after 10 Teaming Up for Tots sessions are welcomed into the Parent Partner Program to continue their education.

Who can participate?

Resident of Manatee County with children newborn to 3 years of age. Sarasota County residents can also participate by being referred through the Health Start Coalition.

How does it work?

Parents can receive up to 10 hour-long home visit sessions. At the first Team meeting, parents can choose from a list of topics or, with the Parenting Educator, design their own program to focus on getting answers to the questions they have. Topics can be added or changed as desired as the Team works! Meetings can be weekly or bi-weekly.

How much does it cost?

There is a $10 registration fee for this program. That is the only charge due to generous contributions, grants, and private donations.

How will it benefit my family?

Everybody needs a little help sometime and this program is geared toward the first time parent or a parent with a child who requires unique and specific parenting skills: a temperamentally challenging child, a child with medical issues, a child with special needs. If you have a child that you just don’t seem to “get” or who needs strategies modified or “tweaked” to suit their unique needs, this is the program for you. Or if you have just become a parent and want to be sure you are getting on the right foot, you will benefit from Teamin’ Up for Tots.

How do I get started?

Call us at 941-756-3007 or email programs@familypartnership.org