Parenting Curricula

Healthy Families San Angelo has developed a set of curricula currently being used by family support programs internationally. All are simple to understand, interactive, and enjoyable--a must in engaging new parents. They are designed for use in home visits, office visits, or in group settings.


Healthy Babies...Healthy Families is a comprehensive resource tool focusing on early childhood development and the importance of positive parent-child interaction for children from birth to 36 months. This curriculum has been purchased by over 700 family support programs in the United States and Canada and has been translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. It was also purchased by the U.S. Navy to be used on naval bases worldwide.

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Healthy Children...Healthy Families is the companion piece to Healthy Babies...Healthy Families. It addresses the development of children ages 37-60 months and what parents can do to encourage physical, intellectual, and social growth in their child. Parents are supported and guided in making sure their children enter school bright, healthy, and ready to learn.

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MAPS FOR DADS: Welcome to Dadhood! Healthy Families San Angelo was among the first family support programs to realize that fathers play a significant and critical role in ensuring positive outcomes for children. This curriculum is designed for fathers during the prenatal period.

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MAPS FOR DADS: Doin' the Dad Thing! is designed for fathers with children ranging from newborns to age 3. It supports new dads in making a difference in their child's life by providing skills and information they need to raise happy, healthy children. In addition, it helps dads build their own confidence in their ability to be effective, loving parents.

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The Search for My Dad: A Book for Dad & Kids to Read & Color Together In a Healthy Families San Angelo Dads' Group meeting a few years ago the discussion centered around the benefits of reading to our children, how it helps us bond with them and improves their performance in school. One dad, still in his teens, offered, "We ought to write a book of our own!" A dissenter responded, "Yeah, sure. Like we could do that."

Apparently young men love a challenge. The result is this book, written and drawn by young fathers filled with creativity, love, and a desire to find ways to connect and participate in the lives of their children. Since then, The Search for My Dad has proven its worth to many, many families.

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