Raising a Thinking Child (RaTC) Parent Program
Through professional learning, parent educators can facilitate the RaTC parent program with parents and families.
The Raising a Thinking Child (RaTC) program is designed to help parents learn to talk with children, ages 4-8, about problem solving using an approach which involves children in the process of thinking about what they do and why they do it. RaTC teaches children social and emotional learning skills, fosters cognitive learning and builds vocabulary that prepares children for success in school, including children ready to start Kindergarten.
RaTC provides parents with young children with concrete, interactive activities to help their children learn to solve “people” problems. The activities give guidance to parents for having conversations with their children that promote ways for children to resolve everyday conflicts and get along with others.