Partners In Parenting Education Educator's Guide

The PIPE Educator’s Guide is your primary resource.  The Educator’s Guide includes all the Instructional Plans and information pages that will support the parenting educator in creating and implementing a PIPE session.

The PIPE Educator's Guide includes...

  • Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Listen, Listen, Listen Unit
  • Love is Layers of Sharing Unit
  • Playing is Learning Unit

Each PIPE Unit includes

  • Conceptual Overview
  • Introducing the Unit
  • A List of Unit Topics
  • Conceptual Plan
  • Unit Topics

PIPE Parent Handouts

The Parent Handouts notebook and cd-rom contain information pages and worksheets for each topic to enhance a parent’s learning.  Included are handouts appropriate for a variety of reading abilities and learning styles.

PIPE Activity Cards

The PIPE activity cards have been created to help a parent and child share positive play experiences. The activities are easy to explain, and they prompt feelings of success when completed. The same activity card may be used with a number of different parenting concepts. Each box includes a section of Games, Rhymes and Songs and Spanish Rhymes and Songs.

The PIPE Curriculum Content

The PIPE Curriculum has 3 units and 28 topic

The Listen, Listen, Listen Unit focuses on emotional communication, regulation skills, and respecting the baby.

Reading a baby’s states of awareness

Biorhythms and establishing a daily routine

How a baby uses body and voice to communicate

Engagement and disengagement cues

Guidelines for playing

Developmental stages of language; the parent’s role in expanding language

Use of music and rhythm for regulation

Reading is a fun shared activity that helps a baby learn Love is Layers of Sharing Unit focuses on attachment and relationship building.

Love is Layers of Sharing Unit focuses on attachment and relationship building.

A baby’s first relationship is with parents

Temperament concepts; sensitivity to another’s uniqueness

How a baby learns trust

Sharing positive emotions builds relationships; negative emotions caution and alert

Touching communicates love

Feelings of belonging and commitment

Allowing and respecting separation and autonomy

Quiet discipline; regulation of emotional extremes

Ambivalent feelings are normal; problem-solving techniques

Need for personal identity, space and support systems

Playing is Learning Unit focuses on play as a way children learn and the importance of emotional stability for learning.

Playing is a good way to learn and master skills

Development stages; appropriate expectations; differences in temperament

Modeling; routines; teachable moments

Teaching styles; stabilization; socialization

The do’s” of behavior; sharing fun can regulate and communicate

Negative emotions can sidetrack learning; limit setting

Children learn through their senses

Guidance; modeling; the give and take of interaction

Play sets communication patterns; finger plays can teach

Experimentation; autonomy

The PIPE Instructional Model a Four Step Process

Presentation of Concepts

Parents are provided with parenting information using a variety of learning experiences and teaching strategies.

Demonstration of Concepts

The parenting educator models. The demonstration is the bridge between learning and real-life.

Supervised Parent-Child Interaction

Time set aside for the parent to practice integrating new skills with the support of the parenting educator.

Evaluation, reflection and feedback

This is a time for the parent to reflect on their experience with their child. This step allows the educator to provide feedback and with the parent to recognize what has been accomplished.

PIPE 2 day Comprehensive Training Agenda

Day One

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • The PIPE Instructional Model
  • The PIPE Curriculum
  • Emotional Development
  • Overview of “Love is Layers of Sharing”
  • Overview of “Listen, Listen, Listen”

Day Two

  • Reconnections
  •  Overview of “Playing is Learning”
  •  Create a PIPE Session
  •   Making the Connection
  • Small Group Planning & Practice
  • PIPE Integration & Closure

What to expect at a PIPE Training

  • Certified PIPE Trainers who have used PIPE in the field
  • Hands on experience using the PIPE curriculum
  • Innovative training strategies
  • Practical applications
  • Parallel processing
  • Time to practice new skills with coaching