Agency News


EOTC Receives National Recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate 

EOTC earned a prestigious endorsement by the Parents as Teachers™ national center as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top performing early education and home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network.  Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that EOTC is a high-quality member of the home visitation and parent education field, implementing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model with fidelity.

The Parents as Teachers national office praised EOTC by stating, “Your designation as a Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Affiliate is the result of years of dedicated teamwork, strategic planning, and passionate service by your organization.  The Parents as Teachers national office is proud of your accomplishments and thanks you for your close adherence to the Parents as Teachers model as you serve families and change lives for the better in your community.”


EOTC Family Center Outreach

EOTC recently established parent resource centers in the lobbies of several Scranton elementary schools.  These centers are regularly stocked with valuable parenting tips and community resource information.  EOTC‘s outreach team also hosts parent-child activity stations at Back-to-School fairs and other school events. The Scranton School District-EOTC partnership also links families to the Parents as Teachers program and other services that  strengthen continuity of learning for young children who feed into the district.

EOTC‘s recent outreach efforts also included piloting the Incredible Years® program in neighboring counties and introducing a special Incredible Years Autism/Language Delays series for parents of young children with autism. The classes offered a unique opportunity for parents to role-play social development skills to help their children.


Helping Ex-Offenders Get New Lease on Life

EOTC‘s nationally-recognized services for adults transitioning from Lackawanna County Prison expanded to serve over 1,800 individuals per year.  Our Men’s Reentry initiative received a First Place Award from the statewide County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania.

EOTC’s Women in Transition reentry mentoring program participated in the invitation-only White House discussion Arts & Innovation: Prison Reform and Reentry. Thanks to many dedicated community volunteers, EOTC‘s program received the 2016 Volunteer Group of the Year award from the Voluntary Action Center of Northeastern PA.  EOTC’s program is cited in the 2017 National Reentry Resource Center best-practice publication Mentoring as a Component of Reentry: Practical Considerations from the Field.





EOTC’s Parents as Teachers program celebrates successful completion of rigorous Quality Endorsement process.

A certified instructor leads an Incredible Years parenting workshop.

Women in Transition VAC Award

Women in Transition VAC Award