ABOUT OUR AFFILIATES
Parents as Teachers affiliates are found in every state as well as in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. They are family-focused organizations who have chosen the Parents as Teachers home visiting model as one of the services they offer to families with small children. Last year they touched more than 330,000 children and their families in the U.S. alone.
Our affiliates operate as part of child care centers, school systems, various non-profits and government agencies, hospitals and health departments to name a few. Almost two-thirds are part of or work within other early childhood or family support programs such as Early Head Start.
WHO THEY SERVE
They serve all kinds of communities.
- The majority serve rural areas and small towns.
- Around 25% work in suburban/urban communities.
- Fewer than 10% serve major cities.
WHAT THEY DO
Affiliates operate year 'round, providing monthly personal visits to families and group connections focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. They support parents throughout pregnancy until their children enter kindergarten.
They provide health, hearing, vision and developmental screenings for eligible children using approved screening tools and methods.
They connect families to resources and help them overcome any barriers to accessing them.
Our affiliates employ around 10,000 professionals called "parent educators" who are highly educated and work directly with families through home visits.
- More than half have bachelor's degrees.
- About 15% have advanced degrees.
- All receive ongoing professional development and meet annual recertification requirements.
- More than two-thirds are employed full-time.
- About 20% are bilingual.