Piqua Parents as Teachers holding auction

For the Miami Valley Today

PIQUA — Piqua Parents as Teachers is having their annual Spring Quarter Auction on Thursday, March 31.

The annual event will be held at the Knights of Columbus. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction is from 7-9 p.m. At this auction, they are also having an option of an “All in Paddle” — for $40 you can automatically bid on everything! The public is invited to come join in the fun and support a great cause.

Tickets are available at Readmore Hallmark and Piqua Junior High School during school hours or by calling 937-916-3139.

Piqua Parents as Teachers is a parent education and support program for families of children birth to kindergarten entry in the Piqua area. The goal of Parents as Teachers is designed to help provide all parents of these young children the information and support needed to give their children the best possible start in life.

Parents as Teachers is based on two truths: babies are born learning and parents are their first and most influential teachers. In their first few years, children learn more and at a much faster pace than at any other time. Through Parents as Teachers, parents acquire the skills to help make the most of these crucial early learning years.

The program covers child development and parent-child activities, which encourage language and intellectual growth, motor and social skills. Locally, Piqua Parents as Teachers has identified many children with early delays and assisted in getting services and help for them. They accomplish this through a program of personalized home visits, group meetings, playgroups, screenings and serving as a referral source. It is a literacy-based program that is free and voluntary, has universal access, and is unique in its philosophy to work with the strengths of each individual.

Piqua Parents as Teachers is proud to be a Piqua Area United Way Agency and are thankful for their support, as well as the wonderful support that we also receive from Piqua City Schools, other local foundations, and community supporters. Call 937-916-3139 for more information.