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U. S. Senate Law Enforcement Caucus and Congressional Reception Highlights Evidence-Based Home Visiting Parents as Teachers recently participated in two important discussions on Capitol Hill. Parents as Teachers President and CEO Scott Hippert testified at a briefing held by the bipartisan U.S. Senate Law Enforcement Caucus. Read the story.
Nominations and Applications Accepted Now The nomination period for the 2015 Parent Educator of the Year award is now open. See the instruction sheet, then nominate a parent educator for this award before April 17. The Parents as Teachers Conference Scholarship application period is also open. Read the instruction sheet for eligibility details, then apply here before May 1.
White House Summit on Early Childhood Education   Parents as Teachers is part of an important discussion on early learning that is the focus of the White House Summit on Early Education.   .
Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma When parent educators, families and children experience or witness traumatic events, Parents as Teachers can provide assistance to help them cope. Here are some tips and guidelines for how to communicate with children in times of trauma.
Your Purchase at Amazon.com Supports PAT Shopping online?  All purchases made through Amazon Smiles help support the Conference Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for Parents as Teachers parent educators to attend conference for the very first time. Thank you for supporting Parents as Teachers!
Alignment with State Early Learning Standards A fillable form has been developed to assist programs with creating an alignment between states’ early learning standards and the PAT Foundational Curriculum. The form includes Parents as Teachers parent educator resources, parent handouts and parent-child activity pages organized by developmental domain. State early learning standards for infants and toddlers can be typed directly into the left-hand column to create the alignment. See the form
Parents as Teachers Named to S&I 100 Index   Parents as Teachers has been named as one of America’s top-performing nonprofits, and has been added to the S&I 100 Index. The S&I 100 is an index of U.S. nonprofits that have evidence of results and are ready to grow. Read the press release.
Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success Nearly half of U.S. children live in low-income families, but early intervention can help counteract the effects of poverty and help children reach their full potential in school and in life. Read this Huffington Post blog by Diana Mendley Rauner (Ounce of Prevention Fund) and co-author Scott Hippert (Parents as Teachers).
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Support #HomeVisiting: Join the National Day of Action on March 3
As a member of the national Home Visiting Coalition, Parents as Teachers is urging congressional leadership to extend authorization for the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program which is set to expire at the end of March. Please join us in the Home Visiting National Day of Action on Tuesday, March 3! Here’s what YOU can do.

Local tribal agency works to build parenting skills
Washington is one of the states using money from the Affordable Care Act in creative ways to help boost parenting skills by expanding home visiting programs. Read the story

It’s About Education: Funding for Home Visiting Parent Education Programs in Danger
Congress will soon decide the fate of the MIECHV program.  Read the Story

HHS awards $386 million to support families through the home visiting program
Health and Human Services announced $386 million in grant awards to support the MIECHV Program.  More information

U. S. Senate Law Enforcement Caucus and Congressional Reception Highlights Evidence-Based Home Visiting
Parents as Teachers participated in two important discussions recently on Capitol Hill. Read the story

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