Educare DC’s Prenatal Program is here to empower mothers through the continuum of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting an infant.
Our goal is to support mothers and their babies by ensuring they have access to quality healthcare, support and coaching from experts, and connection with other mothers.
We Succeed When Mothers, Babies, and Families Are:
Healthy: Mothers and babies have access to health care, such as screeners and connections to needed services, including dental, mental health, nutrition, and other specialists.
Mindful: Mothers and babies are healthy in mind, body, and spirit. We provide a safe and comfortable environment where mothers can share openly and build strong habits to cope with the stressors of pregnancy and motherhood.
Empowered: Mothers have the relationships, tools, resources, and self-realization to create their ideal future for themselves, their child, their family, and their community.
Informed: Mothers have the deepened understanding of the physical and emotional changes and stages of pregnancy, childbirth, and infant development.
Educare DC Prenatal Approach
Our prenatal manager and perinatal engagement coordinator ensure program participants have:
- A sequenced curriculum around pregnancy, infant developmental science, and parenting
- One-on-one meetings with a perinatal coordinator to set up personal goals
- Access to prenatal care, including additional supports for access as pre- and postnatal screeners
- Possibility for enrollment and transition of infant (6 weeks or older) to an early Head Start program at Educare DC or one of our childcare partner programs