Ready for School: Home Visiting Program

Ready for School Home Visiting Program

Imprints Cares The Kindergarten Project

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Imprints Cares Ready for School: Home Visiting Program provides children and families (birth to five-years-old) with the strategies, activities and tools to ensure their children are ready for school. We use several evidence-based curricula and tools so that our families are ready for success in school and in life.

Parents as Teachers, Foundational Curriculum

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidence-based home visiting model designed to support parents as their child’s best first teacher. The PAT model has four dynamic components: family house calls, monthly group meetings, kindergarten readiness assessments and screenings, and the community resource network. Their time together is strengthened through parent-child interaction and activities, family-centered development, and community resource connections. We also provide health, hearing, vision, dental and developmental screenings for eligible children thanks to our community partnerships.

“The Imprints Cares Ready for School PAT program is a model program in North Carolina, leading the way in the number of families served, innovative program implementation, development of evaluation protocols and continuous quality improvement to better serve the families and children of  Forsyth County. The NC PAT Network is grateful to Imprints Cares for their leadership which has helped PAT programs statewide.” -Robin Roberts, NC PAT

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)

ASQ-3/4 assesses developmental performance, communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving and personal-social skills and provides an independent look at social and emotional skills. This is used to identify children that would benefit from an in-depth evaluation for developmental delays.


Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning ™, Fourth Edition (DIAL-4)

DIAL-4 provides scores for all five early childhood areas: Language, Motor, Concepts, Self-Help and Social Development. This comprehensive information is used to measure skills that are important for predicting academic success.


Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale (KIPS)

The KIPS tool assesses parenting behavior. KIPS is a 12-item observational parenting assessment tool that has been validated and shown to be reliable when used by home visitors. KIPS can be used to guide intervention, track family progress, enhance supervision and document program outcomes.


Language Environment Analysis (LENA)

LENA records language throughout a child’s day and translates it into data that documents progression.


Life Skills Progression (LSP)

LSP is a 43-item rating scale that family educators use to assess family functioning in seven areas: Relationships, Education, Health and Medical Care, Mental Health, Basic Essentials and Child Development. The LSP helps the educators identify strengths and needs of their families, assist with goal setting and monitor progress and outcomes.



Marketing & Communications: Christine Silva

Program/Direct Services: Berta Andrade, 336-713-9743