Parents as Teachers

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Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5
Child Welfare System Relevance Level:
See descriptions of 3 levels

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 areas of: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Primary) Programs.

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 – 5

Brief Description

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, attribution, 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.

Program Goals:

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

Contact Information

Name: Keri Jupka, MPH
Title: Research Manager
Agency/Affiliation: Parents as Teachers
Phone: (314) 432-4330 x1220
Fax: (314) 432-8963

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: September 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: March 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: May 2008