What is P.A.C.T.?
P.A.C.T. stands for “Parents
and Children Together”.
It is collaboration
between Head Start’s Pregnancy to Three programs,
and the Department of Child and Family Services (D.C.F.S.)
to provide specialized services for children in Foster
P.A.C.T.’s goal is to reunify the
children with their families. We create a positive, secure
and educationally rich environment for children, in which
their needs for nurturing, physical care, and learning are
met. In this secure environment, we extend a partnership
to the children’s parents to increase their knowledge
and skill in parenting. We offer opportunities to parents
and assist them to improve their ability to understand their
child’s verbal and nonverbal cues and effectively meet
their child’s needs. The Circle of Security parenting class is offered one day a week for enrolled parents.
The P.A.C.T. team believes it is important
to build relationships with the children’s biological
parents, foster parents, social workers and child care providers.
We meet with or routinely contact these important people
in the child’s life, in order to provide consistent
care for the child. P.A.C.T. offers a neutral place for those
who love and care for the child to work together in the child’s
P.A.C.T. serves 8 children, their parents
and their foster parents in the Moses Lake area. Qualifying
children and families are referred to us through D.C.F.S.
The P.A.C.T. classroom meets two days per week for 5 hours
on Tuesday, Wed-nesday and Thursday. Meals
are offered to parents who desire to take part in the class and their children.