What We Do
The AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program teaches participants how important their role is in their child’s development. Parents learn their parental responsibilities go far beyond simply caring for and protecting their children.
Children learn through play and their homes must be a safe haven free from violence and abuse. Parents are assisted in creating a cognitively enriching environment in their homes rich in language experiences. Parents are also taught how to provide positive early learning experiences that will foster optimal physical, social, and emotional development that will provide the foundation for success in school and throughout life.
AVANCE participants receive classroom instruction on the clarification of family values to help them understand how moral values and attitudes are transmitted within the family and their respective cultures. This enables them to teach their children about their culture, teach them about appropriate behavior within their family, and help prepare them for the larger roles they will play as adults in our society.