Parent Child Education in Del Valle
AVANCE serves low-income predominately Spanish speaking families with enhancing parenting skills, promoting children’s long-term educational success, and breaking the family’s trans-generational cycle of poverty. The nationally recognized intensive 9-month Parent-Child Education Program offers weekly 4-hour classes for Spanish speaking parents of children from birth to three years. Bi-lingual and culturally competent professionals provide information on topics such as parenting, children’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development, health and nutrition, accessing community resources, and age appropriate lessons for children. Their holistic approach includes food, transportation, and home visits to parents who are socially isolated. AVANCE has provided service to the community for 15 years to break the cycle of poverty and deliver children in poverty to school ready for success. With Impact Austin’s grant, the program will expand to Del Valle and impact 50 individuals (20 parents and 30 children) in its pilot year. As Austin continues to experience a growing population of families who struggle to access social services and meet basic needs, Impact Austin is proud to team up with a program with a great record of success.