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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.
2013-14 PAT Annual Report: Priority One Check out the new Parents as Teachers annual report, which details the accomplishments of the organization's 30th year of helping children achieve their fullest potential in life.
Nominations and Applications Accepted Now The nomination period for the 2015 Parent Educator of the Year award is now open. See the instruction sheet, then nominate a parent educator for this award before April 17. The Parents as Teachers Conference Scholarship application period is also open. Read the instruction sheet for eligibility details, then apply here before May 1.
White House Summit on Early Childhood Education   Parents as Teachers is part of an important discussion on early learning that is the focus of the White House Summit on Early Education.   .
Helping Children & Families Cope with Trauma When parent educators, families and children experience or witness traumatic events, Parents as Teachers can provide assistance to help them cope. Here are some tips and guidelines for how to communicate with children in times of trauma.
Your Purchase at Amazon.com Supports PAT Shopping online?  All purchases made through Amazon Smiles help support the Conference Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for Parents as Teachers parent educators to attend conference for the very first time. Thank you for supporting Parents as Teachers!
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 PAT 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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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 program extension. Read the press release here.

Local tribal agency works to build parenting skills
Washington is one of the states using money from the Affordable Care Act in creative ways to help boost parenting skills by expanding home visiting programs. Read the story

HHS awards $386 million to support families through the home visiting program
Health and Human Services announced $386 million in grant awards to support the MIECHV Program.  More information

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Parents as Teachers 2013-2014 Annual Report

Autism Resources
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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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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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