Programs

What We Can Do for You

Home Visits

Home Visits

Home visits help parents or primary caregivers manage the demands of parenting by building confidence in their parenting skills and help them understand their child’s development from birth to 3 years. During home visits, we discuss health and nutrition, the importance of positive reinforcement and safe sleeping arrangements. We teach about early child development and school readiness, as well as address questions and concerns of parents, encourage problem solving and facilitate goal setting.

Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn parenting workshops help parents raise healthy children. The 13 workshops present key steps in your child’s development, demonstrate how to combine media with reading, and hands-on activities to enhance your child’s learning. Each month, participants receive fun activities to do with their children and a complimentary children’s book. Pizza and child care provided at most locations.

RSVP for in person course here.

Get the participation notebook or view the online course.

Play Groups

Play Groups

The Welcome Baby Playgroup program provides an opportunity for parents and their children to receive interaction as well as provide tools for parents to feel more confident and ready for parenthood.

Studies have shown that there are many benefits to both the parent and child who participate in playgroups. Some of these include: providing opportunities for parents to share experiences, enhance self-esteem, social support, and a sense of belonging. Likewise, playgroups provide children with a stimulating environment and strengthens social skills while they learn as they learn through a variety of stimulating activities. Participating in playgroups will be an invaluable experience for everyone involved.

We currently have 3 playgroups. Come to any of our groups in these areas; no registration required.

  • Monday mornings, 10:00am-11:30am at the Utah County Health Department 151 S University Ave, Provo, Utah 84601
  • Friday mornings, 10:30am-12:00pm at South Franklin Community Center 770 S 700 W, Provo, Utah 84601
  • Monday mornings, 9:45am-11:15am at Kids Who Count, 345 N. SR 198, Salem, Utah 84653
Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Among the many moments children miss out when parents and grandparents land in prison is the opportunity to cuddle together for a bedtime story. Bedtime stories is a program that offers these families the next best thing: audio recordings of women reading stories and singing songs for their children.

Once a month at the Utah State prison, volunteers set up inmates with storybooks and recorders. The recordings are reviewed and then mailed to the inmates’ children. The children get to hear the voices of their loved ones, while inmates get a chance to focus on and connect with their children.