Parents as Teachers
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Parents as Teachers has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Home Visiting for Child Well-Being.
Parents as Teachers is an early childhood parent education, family support, and school readiness home visiting model based on the premise that "all children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential." Based on theories of human ecology, empowerment, self-efficacy, and developmental parenting. Parents as Teachers involves the training and certification of parent educators who work with families using a comprehensive curriculum. Parent educators work with parents to strengthen protective factors and ensure that young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
Goals of Parents as Teachers:
The four goals of Parents as Teachers are:
- Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
- Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
- Prevent child abuse and neglect
- Increase children's school readiness and school success
Target Population: Families with an expectant mother or parents of children up to kindergarten entry (usually 5 years).
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 0
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2011
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2008
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2008