Profiles of Impact
Partnering with Parents to Preserve Services
In the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kan., the tables have been turned on Parents as Teachers. Read more.
- "She had a zeal for this program."
The four sisters of former parent educator, Cecilia Thiele, remember Cecilia on her birthday with an annual memorial contribution to the Parents as Teachers national office. Read more.
- "All of our kids are at risk."
Chris Yuhasz gets straight to the point when she explains why Parents as Teachers is a good fit for the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority. Read more.
“In Somalia, we don't have Head Start or pre-kindergarten, everything starts in 1st grade.”
Refugee Family Services Parents as Teachers reaches Atlanta's multi-ethnic refugee population and serves families in nine languages.Read more.
- "Give Parents as Teachers a chance."
When Stephanie and Kyle Carlin first heard of Parents as Teachers at a birthing class, they were hesitant to join. Who had time for Parents as Teachers visits?! Read more.
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
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.
- 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
- 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.
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