Earn While You Learn Program
What is the program about?
The “Earn While You Learn” program is an education-based system of earning the things you need for you and your baby. “Virtual money” is earned by keeping a one-hour appointment once a week with an HPC&FLS mentor who will take you through a short parenting lesson.
What are the classes like?
During your appointment, you will usually watch a video, go over a worksheet, and discuss the lesson with your mentor. Take home a worksheet, fill it out, and return it, and you will earn more virtual money to spend in our store, The Mercantile. And there are other ways to earn virtual money – come ask us how!
Opportunity for fathers
We now have parenting classes designed just for men, through which they also earn virtual money. The lessons are called “Practical Fatherhood”. Men will meet with a male mentor each week for about an hour. You’ll watch a DVD and fill out a worksheet and discuss the lesson. You may take home a worksheet and bring it back to earn even more virtual money. These lessons will challenge you as a man to become a great father for your child, impacting them for years to come.
How often do I come in?
Typically, moms and/or dads will attend one class per week with an assigned mentor. The sooner you begin the process, the sooner you can earn the items you need. You may chose to stop classes at any time by letting us know. Heartland supports families with children pregnancy to 3 years old.
The Mercantile is our store where your virtual money can be spent. It is full of important items for your little one and for you as a parent too! Some of the items include clothing, bedding, diapers, formula, baby food, and many more items for your baby. Other items are for mom and dad, including body soaps, lotions, shampoos, laundry soap, first aid kits, cotton balls, toilet paper, and some small kitchen items.
The benefits of this program are many! Your virtual money will allow you to purchase so many items for your baby from The Mercantile store. You will also gain knowledge, life skills, and confidence to help you care for your family and raise your child. Going through our Earn While You Learn program will give you great satisfaction, knowing that you are doing something worthwhile that will benefit your child for the rest of their life. We believe you will find these classes valuable and worth your time!
Please give us a call at (316) 283-7333 to set up an appointment. Let’s get started!