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Parents as Teachers Proudly Supports a YES Vote on Amendment 3

Amendment 3, sponsored by, will appear on the Missouri ballot on November 8. When fully implemented, the measure would provide $300 million annually in new, dedicated funding for investments in early childhood health and education, as well as smoking-cessation programs for pregnant mothers and youth. The funding comes through an incremental increase in Missouri’s cigarette tax of 60 cents. Missouri’s cigarette tax is currently the lowest in the nation, at 17 cents per pack. Click here to read the full press release.

BLOCK Fest Comes to Oklahoma 

A unique event for families and young children was recently held in Oklahoma for the first time ever! Oklahoma Strong Families (OSF) sponsored the first ever BLOCK Fest event on Saturday, August 27th. The families that participated were a diverse group of mothers, fathers, grandmothers and aunts from the Oklahoma City metro area, including the suburbs of Moore and Edmond. A total of 85 children participated, ranging in age from 12 to just 39 days oldClick here to read the full article.

A letter from Scott Hippert 

Scott Hippert anounces his departure from Parents as Teachers. Click here to read the full letter.

"Beyond the Backpack" event featured on KSDK-TV

Hundreds of students in St. Louis County recently got a kick start for the school year with wellness exams, immunizations and even free haircuts. Click here to see KSDK-TV’s feature story.

Parents as Teachers is making a big difference in Ohio!

Recently, representatives from the national office visited Akron to honor the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority as the 2015 winner of the Losos Prize for Innovation. A local media outlet, The Akronist, produced a wonderful video that highlights our visit. Check out the dedicated people who are involved with this wonderful program!

St. Louis Post Dispatch Highlights Parents as Teachers' Impact on Fathers and Families

'Williams knows the importance of his role. His own father has been married to his mother for 28 years and always maintained a strong relationship with him. He speaks passionately about his hopes for his son.“My dream for him is to be the best little man he can be,” Williams said. “I want him to be better than me. I don’t want him to have a child as young as I did. I want him to go to college, be able to leave St. Louis and travel the world.”' Click here to read the syndicated story, originally featured in the Post Dispatch!

Parents as Teachers' "Right from the Start" Teen Moms Featured on Fox2 News for Mother's Day!

Teen moms graduated from this five-week group series which implemented fresh and fun ideas for learning activities and parent-child interaction at home. Superintendent Tiffany Anderson celebrated with these young mothers as they received their certificates and care packages! Click here to watch!

BLOCK Fest®, an Initiative to Equip Children with STEM Skills through Block Play, Featured at Early Learning STEM Symposium at The White House

"The Twiga Foundation, in partnership with Parents as Teachers, is committed to doubling the reach of BLOCK Fest in the next year through Parents as Teachers affiliates. Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based, home visiting model and parent education and support program that partners with parents to help ensure their children are healthy and ready to succeed in school and life." Read more here.

Members of Parents as Teachers Family Receive 2016 Child Abuse Prevention Awards

Along with members from the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Action Committee, OSDH selected and honored these individuals and organizations for their efforts, which demonstrated significant and outstanding commitment and dedication to child abuse prevention activities. Two of these five award winners were part of the Parents as Teachers family. Read more here. 

Demonstrating Impact with Outcomes

See a story about how Sunnyside Unified School District demonstrates the long-term impact of their Parents as Teachers program. Read the story here.

Parents as Teachers Featured on KETC's American Graduates

President and CEO Scott Hippert discusses his passion for the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting model resource and strategies to prepare children and families for success. Read more here.





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