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.
MIECHV Program Extended Through March 2017
Parents as Teachers President and CEO Scott Hippert shares exciting news about the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program extension. Read the press release here.
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
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
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.
- Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements
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.
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