Early Engagement

Where Dads Matter

A non-profit inspired by great teachers.

Lifelong social, emotional, cognitive and communication skills are “taught” by the young child’s environment, which is dominated by the behavioral habits and perspectives of caregiving adults, particularly parents. We coach adults in the pleasurable experience of managing themselves to create an environment that gives their young children the best chance of developing the tools that will help them succeed in school and in life. Often called “People Skills,” these include the ability to manage the self; to interact with the world and other people; to be resilient in the face of adversity; to learn to learn & to grow; to empathize, to connect, and to be responsible. In one sentence: We coach adults to create a supportive but reflective environment in which the young child can self-direct – leading to the confidence and skills required for taking care of oneself, one’s work, and, ultimately, of others.