Parent Infant Program (PIP)
Horace Mann School provides a Parent Infant Program (PIP) for families of deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to 3 years of age that is approved by the Department of Public Health.
PIP provides children with the early language foundation they need to thrive before entering school, and families with the opportunity to participate in home visits and to join playgroups. Home visits support the active involvement of family members as they learn how to provide their child with early access to language. Playgroups allow children and families to engage with one another, share resources and developmental milestones, and participate in parent discussion groups.
🧱 Laying the foundation...
The first three years of a child's life is a critical and optimal time to learn and acquire language.
We are dedicated to providing support for parents in giving their children access to the full range of language opportunities they need to thrive. We also equip families with effective communication strategies in order to meet the developmental needs of their children.
Children build foundational language through play-based activities and daily routines in a natural learning environment.
🗺 Start your journey...The Parent Infant Program at Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offers services to deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to 3 years. We are a dual language program that values both American Sign Language (ASL) and English, and the rich cultures and languages of the children's families.
Who is on our team?
- Parent-Infant Program Coordinators and Specialty Service Providers
- Teacher of the Deaf
- ASL Specialist
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Educational Audiologist
- ASL Interpreters
🧩 What do we provide?
- Home visits including individualized ASL instruction and education about Deaf culture
- Family and child playgroups
- Parent/family education discussion groups
- American Sign Language assessments
- American Sign Language classes
- Audiology center
- Transition support to preschool program
- Evaluations (ASL, Educational, Psychological, Speech and Language)