BUILDING BRICKIES  - Parents as Teachers Approved User

School City of Hobart's Building Brickies
Building Brickies strengthens our Hobart families from pregnancy until Kindergarten entry, by empowering parents as their child's first and best teacher through research-based home visits, play groups, developmental screenings, and community resources.
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Being a parent is one of the hardest jobs on Earth! Let us help you be your child's first and most important teacher.  Our program is FREE, and signing up is easy!
You can click here to register your family online, or call Jackie Jenkins, Building Brickies Coordinator, at 219-942-7263 ext. 8670 or
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Make a tax deductible donation today to support Building Brickies! 
 Mail your check payable to "School City of Hobart" and mail to:
Building Brickies @ ELC, 400 N. Wilson Street, Hobart, IN 46342
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Building Brickies Strengthens Families
Building Brickies Families receive the following services:
Personal Home Visits - Your Parent Educator will share age appropriate child development information and help you address your parenting concerns.
Playgroups - You will be invited to a monthly playgroup with your child.  There will be theme related activities, parenting topics, and a chance for you to get to know other families in your community.
Screenings - A Parent Educator will assess your child's overall development as well as health, hearing, and vision.
Resource Network - Parent Educator helps families identify and connect with needed resources, and overcome barriers to accessing services.  The program establishes ongoing collaborative relationships with other organizations that serve families within Hobart.
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Want to learn more about Building Brickies before registering?  Join us at one of our playgroups!
Our playgroups are held at George Earle Early Learning Center.  You must RSVP for the
playgroups so that we can plan accordingly. Please provide the name of the adult attending, the
name of the child(ren) and their ages.
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Are you part of the Building Brickies program and want to share this great opportunity with other families?  Print this brochure and pass it out to all of your family, friends and neighbors with young children! 
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The School City of Hobart's Building Brickies is based out of The Early Learning Center at George Earle Elementary School 400 North Wilson Street Hobart, IN 46342 942-7263 x 8670
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Building Brickies uses the accredited Parents as Teachers curriculum. Visit Parents as Teachers national website here.
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Building Brickies's Mission
To provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Building Brickies Goals
The early years of a child's life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life.  Parents are their child's first and most influential teachers. Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials, and services. All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic, or economic considerations. An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families. Building Brickies School City of Hobart A Growing partnership with The School City of Hobart, local preschools, healthcare providers, and community service organizations. In order to promote literacy development, a free book is given to each family at at Personal Home Visits, and parents are encouraged to participate in our Book Swaps at playgroups.
Building Brickies Parents Say... (formerly known as PAT)
"PAT has benefited not only Reagan in terms of her learning and development, but it has helped us as parents to realize we are not alone in our parenting challenges.  Our Parent Educator gives us great suggestions on not only helping and enhancing Reagan to learn and develop, but also in us becoming better parents.  We look forward to our monthly visits with our Educator as well as to the playgroups.  I really wish PAT had unlimited resources because more Hobart families with young ones could benefit from PAT!"  - Alice S., PAT Parent
"The students who have been involved in the Parents as Teachers program in Hobart have come into the classroom preprared and unafraid of school.  They have supportive families, and the Parent Educators often check up on the kids to see how they are doing throughout the year."  - Rhonda C., PAT Parent and Kindergarten Teacher
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Building Brickies Needs Your Support! Donations to Building Brickies helps us to serve the entire community of Hobart so that no child or family is ever on a waiting list.  Thank you so kindly to considering a donation to Building Brickies.  Many families are waiting to receive our Building Brickies services.  We must reach these families during their children's critical early years. Your support can make this possible! Your tax deductible donation will help us bring Building Brickies services to all of The School City of Hobart families, thereby giving children the best possible start in life!  Mail your check payable to "School City of Hobart" to Building Brickies @ ELC, 400 N. Wilson Street, Hobart, IN 46342.
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The School City of Hobart does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or disability, including limited English proficiency.