Profiles of Impact
Joplin Parents as Teachers Weathers the Storm
Following a deadly tornado in 2011, a spirit of community and resilience has given birth to a new Joplin, including an innovative new approach for Parents as Teachers. Read more.
All in the Family
Mary Harvey wants her daughters to have the same great Parents as Teachers experience that she had as a child. Read more.
- How One Child Can Change the Future of a Family
For parents with learning disabilities, the reassurance of a parent educator can prove to be invaluable. Read more.
Parents as Teachers and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Improve Home Literacy Environment for Children
Parents as Teachers and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library have released results from a research project that shows how dramatically home environments for early learning can improve when parents engage in learning with their child, at home and with other families, with facilitation by a trained parent-educator. View the infographic | press release
Parents as Teachers Awarded Salt Lake ‘Pay for Success’ Project
Parents as Teachers has been chosen as the lead agency for a new maternal and child health project in Salt Lake County, Utah, supported by an innovative public/private financing structure called Pay for Success. Read the press release here.
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Announces First 5 Monterey County with Parents as Teachers Among Recipients of Early Literacy Grants
The 50 Fund – the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee – announced 20 new grants totaling $350,000 to greater Bay Area nonprofits through its signature early literacy initiative, The Re(a)d Zone. Among the grantees is First 5 Monterey County with Parents as Teachers. These grants will help give low-income children across the Bay Area access to books, reading programs and early literacy support. Read more in Scott Hippert's blog post.
Reliable resources on ASDs for early childhood professionals and families
Strategic Plan - 2012-2015
A path to quality growth and sustainability.
Federal Home Visiting Program
Parents as Teachers is approved model for federal home visiting
(View PowerPoint slides here.)
About MIECHV Program
The MIECHV program is designed to strengthen and improve programs and coordination of services for at-risk communities and to improve outcomes for those families. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) see home visiting as one of several strategies embedded in a quality early childhood system that promotes maternal, infant and early childhood health, safety and development, as well as strong parent-child relationships.
The Parents as Teachers FIT
Parents as Teachers is a strong evidence-based home visiting model providing a broad context of parenting education and family support, and building protective factors, especially for those families in vulnerable situations. At its core, Parents as Teachers is relationship-based and parenting-focused. Our approach and curriculum focus on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being; on strengths, capabilities and skills; and on building protective factors within the family. Parents as Teachers serves a range of families with high needs—not just first time parents, pregnant parents or teen parents—and offers services throughout the continuum from prenatal to kindergarten entry.
A newly revised curriculum with an increased emphasis on evidence-based practices for working with vulnerable populations and a strengthened home visiting model with a heightened focus on quality means Parents as Teachers is well positioned to demonstrate success and document model fidelity.
See why Strengthening FamiliesTM protective factors increase our effectiveness.
Resources to help with updated state plans
See the expected outcomes from the Parents as Teachers approach in this logic model.
Meeting the needs of targeted communities
See how Parents as Teachers addresses needs of many at-risk demographics in this curriculum outline. Communities can use the Parents as Teachers Readiness Reflection to assess their readiness for implementation.
Planning affiliate implementation
Use this form to plan for implemention [download].
See how Parents as Teachers curriculum matches up with MIECHV benchmarks here.
Building a budget for implementation
Use this interactive budget tool to help build a start-up budget for year one and an ongoing budget for successive years here. (Note: see all 3 tabs)
The Supplemental Information Request (SIR) for state home visiting plans outlines nine sections of required narrative in updated plans. Parents as Teachers has crafted language around each of these sections to support you as you write your narrative.
Process of approval for MIECHV state agency to implement the Parents as Teachers model
- Read the Essential Requirements
- Contact Parents as Teachers national office to discuss budget development and quality implementation of the model.
- Receive approval letter from Parents as Teachers national office
- The Parents as Teachers office will need 5 business days to review submitted plans and produce the approval letter, so please factor this into your timeline.