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