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Parents as Teachers and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partner to Improve Home Literacy Research project funded by U.S. Department of Education’s Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program provided 35,000 free books to high-needs families with children ages birth to 4; connected families to libraries, literacy resources and activities. 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 more   .
Parents as Teachers is Positively Impacting Home of Super Bowl 50 Read Parents as Teachers President and CEO Scott Hippert's blog on how Parents as Teachers is playing an integral role in showing the rest of the country how Super Bowl 50 is positively impacting the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more
Conference Registration Open - Join Us in Dallas Registration for the 2015 Parents as Teachers Conference is now open. Applications are also being accepted for the 2015 Parents as Teachers Losos Prize, which honors affiliates for program delivery and community engagement.
Parents as Teachers and USC: Virtually Improving Children's Development Parents as Teachers and the University of Southern California School of Social Work announce a "virtual parent education" partnership at the Clinton Global Initiative America gathering in Denver. More
Parents As Teachers Featured on KPLR-TV   Parents as Teachers Director Kerry Caverly, Parent Educator Roxeanna Steiner and parents Chris and Crystal Jackson were interviewed on KPLR-TV recently and discussed Parents as Teachers' history, home visiting and its impact on children and families. See the interview.
Stay Up-to-Date on News From the Parents as Teachers Family Have you visited the News from the Parents as Teachers Family page lately? Check out the latest news from Parents as Teachers affilates across the country and around the world!
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 (MIECHV) program extension. Read the press release here.
Alignment with State Early Learning Standards A fillable form has been developed to assist programs with creating an alignment between states’ early learning standards and the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum. The form includes Parents as Teachers parent educator resources, parent handouts and parent-child activity pages organized by developmental domain. State early learning standards for infants and toddlers can be typed directly into the left-hand column to create the alignment. See the form
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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 infographicpress 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.

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Parents as Teachers Health Resources

Parents as Teachers 2013-2014 Annual Report

Autism Resources
Reliable resources on ASDs for early childhood professionals and families

Strategic Plan - 2012-2015
A path to quality growth and sustainability.

Directory of National Early Intervention Resources

Federal Home Visiting Program

Parents as Teachers is approved model for federal home visiting

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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
    • 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.

Questions?

Contact Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Cheryle Dyle-Palmer at 314-432-4330 ext. 270. [fact sheet]

 

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