Community Action Partnership of North Alabama


First Teacher Home Visiting Program

The First Teacher Home Visiting program provides information, support and encouragement to parents and caregivers through home visits to help children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Using the Parents As Teachers (PAT) Curriculum, the First Teacher Program provides support to pregnant women, mothers, fathers, and other caregivers of young children (up to age 5) in their own home.

The First Teacher Home Visiting Program serves 140 families in Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Lamar, Marion, Marshall and Winston counties using the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum.

County map of Parents As Teachers service area.












Home Visiting Program Supervisor

Dee Ard

Email Dee

Parent Educator Team Leader

Alicia Thurmond

Email Alicia


Parents As Teachers 2016-17 Affiliate Performance Report

The PAT Affiliate Performance Report is now available for the 2016-17 program year.  Click the image to access the full report.











Colbert County 

Lilly Cornelius
Parent Educator

DeKalb County

Cheryl Lambert
Parent Educator

Franklin County

Shirley Jimenez
Parent Educator

Lamar County

Holly Gibbs
Parent Educator

Marion County

Jean Pruitt
Parent Educator

Marshall County

Kesha Whitehead
Parent Educator

Winston County

Genny Jacobs
Parent Educator

* The First Teacher Home Visiting Program may also be found on Facebook as North Alabama Parents as Teachers Program at