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Conference Registration Now Open Register today for the 2014 Parents as Teachers Conference. Also, submissions are being accepted for the Losos Prize through August 1. 
Healthy Start Funding Opportunity Are you a community, county or state-level health department or social service agency considering applying for a Healthy Start Grant? Find out more information on how Parents as Teachers is an excellent fit.
PAT Celebrates its 30th Anniversary Parents as Teachers will celebrate its 30th anniversary throughout 2014. 
The PAT Standards: A Guide to Fidelity and Quality Parents as Teachers national center is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 PAT quality standards. The updated edition is a refinement of previous standards, and reflects the deepened PAT approach and model fidelity requirements. More information
PAT Publishes Annual Report Read about the impact Parents as Teachers is having on families in this country and around the world in the 2012-2013 annual report.    

Profiles of Impact

Toolkit Available For EHS/Child Care Partnership Grants
The toolkit is now available to help organizations that want to apply for new Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership grants. These grants can be used to create collaborations between PAT programs and local child care providers. Find out more about partnership grants.

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born
Writer Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb -- from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favorite foods. View the video

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.


  • Parents as Teachers Conference 2014
    October 8 - 10, 2014
    St. Louis, MO
    More information

Directory of National Early Intervention Resources - 2013

Autism Resources
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

  • Identifying outcomes

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].

  • Meeting benchmarks

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)

  • Template language

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
    • This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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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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.

Listen or View slides (States)
Listen or View slides (Tribal)

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