Parents as Teachers answers your questions


Q: What does Parents as Teachers do?

A: We help parents understand child development and connect them to the resources they need to make the best choices for their families. We offer you personal visits customized for the needs of your family. Together on each visit we’ll look at your child’s development and talk about the parenting challenges you face right now, think about family dynamics impacting your child’s development, and build strong protective factors to keep you, your child and your family healthy, strong and resilient.

Q: How does it work?

A: Your personal parent educator is there to provide well-researched information to help you make good parenting decisions and to provide concrete support for you in times of need. Group connections link you to other parents just like you so you can learn and grow together as parents. Regular screenings make sure your child is healthy, safe and developing on track.

Q: How do you know it works?

A: Parents as Teachers is known for its “evidence-based” model, which means it’s been found to be effective based on outcomes and the results of rigorous evaluations. Parents as Teachers children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

  • They’re healthier.
  • They score higher on kindergarten readiness tests.
  • They’re better problem solvers.
  • They’re more advanced in language and social development.

Q: How do I get it?

A: Find a Parents as Teachers affiliate in your community here. Or contact our headquarters office.

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