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Parent Enrichment Program Earns Blue Ribbon Status


National Recognition

We are extremely proud to share the news that our FHN Parent Enrichment 0 – 3 Program has been endorsed by the Parents as Teachers (PAT) organization as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, one of the top-performing early education and home visiting affiliates in the group's international network of more than 1,300 affiliates.

“Over the past year, we have gone through an intensive quality endorsement and improvement process through the PAT National Center,” FHN Prevention and Education Supervisor Beth Johnson says. “This recognition is the result of years of dedicated teamwork and committed and compassionate work with families.”

The FHN Parent Enrichment Program works with families from the prenatal stage through age 3 to support parents in their role as their child's first and most important teacher. Through home visits and family-oriented activities, Parent Enrichment Program parent educators address parenting questions and provide families with the tools and information they need to do their most important job – being a mom or dad.

“The Parent Enrichment Program team members' professionalism and hard work clearly show through this endorsement,” FHN President and CEO Mark Gridley says. “I'm proud to congratulate and thank them for this achievement.”

The Parent Enrichment Program is open and free to eligible families of a child prenatal through 5 years old in Stephenson and JoDaviess counties. For more information on the program, visit our Parent Enrichment Program page..