Examining what works

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what works. Why did it work? If it works once, was it a quirk? Will it work again? How do we know?

State governments, independent school districts, private foundations, universities and research organizations have all conducted or supported research on the impact of Parents as Teachers services.

They all show that Parents as Teachers makes a real difference in the lives of parents and their children.

  • Length of participation in Parents as Teachers is a significant predictor of children’s third grade achievement.
  • Parents become more involved…with school activities, at home, and especially around reading.
  • Parents read to their children more often, and are more likely to enroll them in preschool, two things that increase school readiness.

Bottom line?

Parents as Teachers helps all children enter school ready to learn and gets parents engaged, too!