Profiles of Impact
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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.
Dear Parents as Teachers Family,
It is with mixed emotions that I announce my departure as President and CEO of Parents as Teachers. Providing leadership to this incredible organization for the past several years has been the honor of my professional life. Parents as Teachers truly is a “movement” that is having a positive impact in the lives of young children and their parents all over the world. We have come so far together as we have focused on the quality of our model and the quality of implementation and service delivery.
In August, I will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer for LAUP (Los Angeles Universal Preschool), a Los Angeles-based organization with a sharp focus on high quality early care and education for young children from birth to age five and engagement of their parents. The emphasis on quality that we have promoted at Parents as Teachers grounds me with a solid foundation to support the work of LAUP. As CEO, I will work to help LAUP move toward improved sustainability, innovation and national impact. This exciting opportunity will also allow me to live closer to family members for the first time in many years.
Parents as Teachers has the most dedicated, passionate and innovative staff that I have ever worked with. PAT has risen to a significant position in the early childhood field because of the remarkable leadership of so many who work every day to fulfill our mission in communities across the U.S. and several other nations. In the world of home visiting, I truly believe Parents as Teachers is the most universally impactful model and can therefore have the greatest impact on the most families. My expectation is that Parents as Teachers will continue to increase its impact as we grow from roots grounded mostly in education to being a central component of America’s health care system.
Once on the ground in California, I will do all I can to continue promoting and supporting this impactful organization and model, because I honestly believe in it – and in you. I want to again emphasize that Parents as Teachers has some of the most respected and experienced staff and leadership in the national home visiting field. Our strong leaders will continue the wonderful path that we have been on together.
President/CEO, Parents as Teachers
IT IS WITH DEEP SYMPATHY
Dear Friends of Parents as Teachers,
Each of us at the Parents as Teachers National Center express our deep sadness following the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The children of America, whether they be infants or young adults, deserve our nurturing and protection. Parents as Teachers stands firm with the Orlando community, in particular the LGBTQ community, to offer our caring support, and to do all we can to eradicate these horrors from happening again. We invite the entire Parents as Teachers family to join us in the full embrace of love and dignity for every human being, to deeply reflect upon the world we hope to hand to our children, and the actions we as responsible citizens can take to protect them and their futures.
President and CEO
Parents as Teachers National Center
Parents as Teachers' "Right from the Start" Teen Moms Featured on Fox2 News for Mother's Day!
Teen moms graduated from this five-week group series which implemented fresh and fun ideas for learning activities and parent-child interaction at home. Superintendent Tiffany Anderson celebrated with these young mothers as they received their certificates and care packages! Click here to watch!
BLOCK Fest®, an Initiative to Equip Children with STEM Skills through Block Play, Featured at Early Learning STEM Symposium at The White House
"The Twiga Foundation, in partnership with Parents as Teachers, is committed to doubling the reach of BLOCK Fest in the next year through Parents as Teachers affiliates. Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based, home visiting model and parent education and support program that partners with parents to help ensure their children are healthy and ready to succeed in school and life." Read more here.
Members of Parents as Teachers Family Receive 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Awards
Along with members from the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Action Committee, OSDH selected and honored these individuals and organizations for their efforts, which demonstrated significant and outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention activities. Two of these five award winners were part of the Parents as Teachers family. Read more here.
Parents as Teachers Featured on KETC's American Graduates
President and CEO Scott Hippert discusses his passion for the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting model resource and strategies to prepare children and families for success. Read more here.
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
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
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.