Note: We strongly encourage evaluation of Parents as Teachers at the local and state levels. Please be sure to contact us before initiating a study.
Study shows the impact of Parents as Teachers on school readiness.
"...states that wait to start early childhood education until age 4 are making a huge mistake...by starting at birth, Parents as Teachers starts at just the right time."
Dr. Edward Zigler
- Read the report
Researchers at Cornell University find that the Supporting Care Providers Through Personal Visits curriculum/training is effective.
- Read more about the results of this randomized control trial.
Ongoing research sponsored by Parents as Teachers
With grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Parents as Teachers continues to examine the effectiveness of its model.
- The Investing in Innovation (i3) project, awarded to Parents as Teachers in 2010, provides five years of support for the implementation and evaluation of the Baby FACE program, a home visiting program serving high-needs American Indian families with children from the prenatal period through 3 years of age. A rigorous, independent quasi-experimental study in 19 sites and a randomized control trial in one site will examine the number of books in the home, protective factors in the home environment, and parent perceptions of their children’s social-emotional development at ages 2 and 3 and children’s cognitive development and the frequency of home literacy activity at age 3. Additional information can be found here.
The Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) project, awarded to Parents as Teachers in 2012, will demonstrate the power of combining the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model and the evidence-informed Imagination Library program. The project will serve high-needs families with children up to age 5 living in the attendance boundaries of high needs and/or rural LEAs. An independent evaluation will focus on examining changes in parents’ frequency of language and literacy-promoting behaviors, parents’ increased use of library resources, children’s knowledge of books and print, the number of age appropriate books in the home and the percentage of 4-year-old children who achieve significant gains in oral language. Additional information about the IAL program can be found here.
Resources for your affiliate's program evaluation
Evaluation allows affiliates to learn what's working well, identify what needs to be improved, and determine whetehr they are having the intended impact.
- See outcomes measurement tools recommended by Parents as Teachers
- Check out the DOHVE Compendium of Measures for MIECHV Grantees (measurement resources relevant to home visiting programs)
- Click here for more information on Visit Tracker Web, an easy and accurate way to collect, summarize and report on your program and service numbers. Visit Tracker is endorsed by Parents as Teachers.