About our Model:
Sunnyside Parents as Teachers home visiting model is a proven and effective program. Evaluation results of Parents as Teachers home visiting model show:
Children’s developmental delays and health problems are detected early
Children enter kindergarten ready to learn and the achievement gap is narrowed
Children achieve school success into the elementary grades
Parents improve their parenting knowledge and skills
Parents are more involved in their children’s schooling
Families are more likely to promote children’s language and literacy
Our home visiting professionals meet families where they are comfortable, typically in their home. During visits, parent educators assess family needs and partner with parents to set family goals. Home visitors provide necessary information and resources to help parents support the emotional, behavioral and physical development of their children. Each personal visit includes a focus on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being.
Parents and their children engaging in Home Visitations
Sunnyside PAT as a Blue Ribbon Affiliates Recipient delivering high-quality services to children and families
In October of 2022, Sunnyside PAT completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement process and was recognized by PAT National Center as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate. This designation is for programs demonstrating the highest quality of standards and continuous improvement. This program has always been data-driven and has presented its data at various national and internal conferences. Sunnyside Unified School District has received the following awards. Arizona State Golden Bell Award for the Dad & Me Program, Expect More Arizona Award for programs making difference with high poverty children, and Loso Award from Parents as Teachers National Center for Dad & Me Program.