Delaware County Family Center – Programs and Services
Project ELECT Program
Project ELECT (Education Leading to Employment and Career Training) is a twelve month program that provides comprehensive support services to school age pregnant and parenting students throughout Delaware County. All participants are provided case management, individual and group counseling, academic support, parenting education, child development instruction, health and nutritional instruction, home visits, information on second pregnancy prevention, domestic violence education, support to access childcare and transportation, mentoring, and transition assistance as it relates to employment, vocational education, and college entry. We currently serve students in the Chester Upland, Interboro, Penn Delco, Southeast Delco, William Penn, and Upper Darby School Districts.
Parents As Teachers (PAT)
A national program designed to provide all parents with children age birth to five (kindergarten entry) with important resources and information to ensure happier and healthier children. This home and/or centered based visitation program helps parents focus on the physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional development of their children and encourage parents as they are their child’s first and most important teacher.
An interactive program designed for pre-school aged children to help them learn with their peers through play. Also, gives caregivers the opportunity to connect with other caregivers. Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
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Our parenting workshops series and programs are designed to provide parents with cutting edge parenting techniques to deal with practical/everyday parenting issues and concerns. Topics covered are child development, single and shared parenting, nutrition, safety, discipline, self-esteem, taking care of yourself, stress and anger management, and much more.
Moms Parenting Group
Our Moms parenting group is an exciting support program done in partnership with the Women’s Resource Center and Friendship Circle Senior Center. This educational and supportive program is aimed at all mothers and female caretakers and designed to help them promote their children’s well being and safety by increasing the strength and stability of families, increasing parental confidence and competence, and providing children a stable and supportive home environment. The overall goal of the program is to enable each mother to realize her full potential for personal and professional growth so that she can, in turn, provide for the successful development of her children.
Always Sisters is a program designed to help at-risk young ladies, ages 11 – 14 years of age meet the challenges of adolescence with strength and courage. Always Sisters is implemented through small groups that are conducted in both of our sites. Topics that are addressed are: friendships, parents, peer, healthy nutrition, healthy relationships, self-esteem, etiquette and social graces, conflict resolution, effective communication, life skills, and much more.
This service offers opportunities for families to come together to learn and enjoy family time. Examples of programs and family activities are…. Ice Cream Social, Teddy Bear Picnic, Cooking in the Kitchen with Kids, Make & Take Holiday Gifts, Family Fun Night, Olympics, Arts & Crafts and more.
Information and Referral
The Family Centers provide professionals and individual families with an extensive network of resources and information as well as follow up services.
Toy and Book Lending Libraries
Families have the opportunity to borrow books, videos, toys and games from the Family Centers for educational or family time in their home over a two-week period.