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Parents as Teachers Named to S&I 100 Index   Parents as Teachers has been named as one of America’s top-performing nonprofits, and has been added to the S&I 100 Index. The S&I 100 is an index of U.S. nonprofits that have evidence of results and are ready to grow. Read the press release.
PAT Partners with Helpouts by Google   Parents as Teachers has partnered with Helpouts by Google to offer free 1-on-1 video sessions with trusted experts who can answer questions and give parenting advice on nutrition, transitions, behavior, sleep and keeping your child healthy and safe. More information.      
Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success Nearly half of U.S. children live in low-income families, but early intervention can help counteract the effects of poverty and help children reach their full potential in school and in life. Read this Huffington Post blog by Diana Mendley Rauner (Ounce of Prevention Fund) and co-author Scott Hippert (Parents as Teachers).
Conference Registration Now Open --Register today for the 2014 Parents as Teachers Conference.
 
  --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.   Mildred Winter talks about the response to the 1984 mandate enabling Parents as Teachers to work with children and families prior to kindergarten.
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
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Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success
Nearly half of our country's children live in low-income families, and studies have shown that poverty can have a devastating effect on a child's brain development. Early intervention can help to remediate the vicious impact of poverty and help children reach their full potential in school and in life. Read Home Visiting: Setting Our Children Up for Lifelong Success, a Huffington Post blog by Diana Mendley Rauner, president of Ounce of Prevention Fund, and co-authored by Scott Hippert, president and CEO of Parents as Teachers.

EHS/Child Care Partnership Grants Application Now Open; Toolkit Available
The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Early Head Start—Childcare Partnerships grant opened June 6 and may be accessed here. These grants can be used to create collaborations between PAT programs and local child care providers. The deadline to apply is August 20. A toolkit is available to help organizations that want to apply for new Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership grants. Find out more about partnership grants.

 

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

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(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
    • 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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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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