Profiles of Impact
- "She had a zeal for this program."
The four sisters of former parent educator, Cecilia Thiele, remember Cecilia on her birthday with an annual memorial contribution to the Parents as Teachers national office. Read more.
- "All of our kids are at risk."
Chris Yuhasz gets straight to the point when she explains why Parents as Teachers is a good fit for the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. Read more.
“In Somalia, we don't have Head Start or pre-kindergarten, everything starts in 1st grade.”
Refugee Family Services Parents as Teachers reaches Atlanta's multi-ethnic refugee population and serves families in nine languages.Read more.
- "Give Parents as Teachers a chance."
When Stephanie and Kyle Carlin first heard of Parents as Teachers at a birthing class, they were hesitant to join. Who had time for Parents as Teachers visits?! Read more.
"I remember how our parent educators offered encouragement as we journeyed through Cody's early years and showed us ways to GET INVOLVED."
Eighteen years ago, Rhonda needed help with her premature son. Parents as Teachers was there to do just that--to provide support to this new family. Read more.
Legislation Introduced to Expand Access to Early Learning Programs
The Strong Start for America’s Children Act, introduced in the House and Senate by Senator Tom Harkin and by Reps. George Miller and Richard Hanna, seeks to expand early childhood access and quality universal pre-K for 4 year-olds, and to expand Early Head Start/Childcare partnerships. The bill also asks Congress to continue supporting the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. Parents as Teachers has formally signed on as a supporter of the bill. More information: Education Week.
Obama Plan for Early Childhood Education
In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for expanded access to high-quality early children education programs for all young Americans. "Parents as Teachers can play a pivotal role in helping make this a reality, and we'll be exploring how we can be part of this ambitious endeavour," says PAT President/CEO Scott Hippert. To learn more about Obama's plan here.
National Children's Study
This national research effort to examine the effects of the environment and genetics on the growth, development, and health of children across the United States is looking for participating families. To learn more, visit the web site.
- Speaking of Schools Podcast
South Carolina's Parents As Teachers program is featured on this podcast. Mary Anne Matthews, Director of Parenting Programs and PAT State Leader with SC First Steps, explains how PAT helps parents raise children who are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The model has also demonstrated successful results in increasing parent knowledge of early childhood development, improving parenting practices, providing early detection of developmental delays and health issues, preventing child abuse and neglect, and promoting young children’s healthy development and school readiness, including social-emotional and early literacy skills.
|Helping all children grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn. Visit us at www.ParentsAsTeachers.org|
Federal Home Visiting Programs
Parents as Teachers is an approved home visiting model meeting the evidence-based criteria of the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV) and considered a promising approach for the Tribal Home Visiting Grantees. Recorded webinars highlighting the resources Parents as Teachers has to support the development of home visiting plans are temporarily under construction. Please check back later.
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