Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE)

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About This Program

Target Population: Parents/caregivers of children from birth through three years of age

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 3

Brief Description

PIPE is designed to increase the emotional availability and relationship building skills of parents/caregivers with young children. PIPE is an interactive and relationship based curriculum. PIPE uses a four step instructional process:

  • Information is shared.
  • The parenting educator models a parenting skill.
  • The parent practices the skill while playing or doing a care giving routine with their child.
  • There is time for reflection and feedback.

PIPE encourages positive emotional experiences between parent and child as well as parent and parenting educator. A basic premise of the PIPE model is that the parent is the most consistent and pervasive force shaping the life of the child.

New babies are often motivators for change and parenting education has the most impact when it starts early. The parenting education partnership that is used in PIPE involves focusing the parent on the child’s needs and emotional communications. Supervised parent-child activities allow the child to teach, which validates and empowers the parent.

Program Goals:

The goal of Partners in Parenting Education (PIPE) is:

  • Provide a framework for parents to become aware of the concepts of emotional development and attachment and to integrate them into their parenting practice

Contact Information

Johanna "Jody" Perkins, MSW
Title: Director of Training and Curriculum Development
Agency/Affiliation: How to Read Your Baby
Phone: (303) 655-9900
Fax: (303) 655-9907

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: July 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: February 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: October 2012