Maine Families: Waldo County
Do you have a baby on the way or a newborn at home? Maine Families is a Home Visiting program for families in Waldo County. All Maine Families Home Visitors are certified as Parents as Teachers™ parent educators. During visits to your home you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences about parenting, ask questions, and receive reliable information based on your needs on topics such as:
- Having a healthy pregnancy
- Preparing for your baby’s arrival
- Labor and delivery
- Infant care, feeding and nutrition
- Child Development
- How to help your baby learn and learning activities
- Reading and play
- Household Safety
- Other community resources available to you
- Connect with other families through playgroups and workshops
If you live in Waldo County and are expecting or have recently had a baby, you are invited to take part in the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Families program at no cost to you.
What is Parents as Teachers™?
Parents as Teachers™ is an internationally recognized child development program that assists parents in recognizing that, as a parent, they are their child’s first and most important teacher.
Maine Families is supported by the Maine Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the United Way of Eastern Maine also support the Maine Families program in Waldo County.
For more information, contact us at:
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Waldo County
992 Waterville Road
Waldo ME 04915
1.800.287.1426 (in Maine)