Who We Are

Parents as Teachers is a voluntary early childhood development program offering research-based curricula that help families raise children to be healthy, safe, learning and ready for school.

Our Mission

To promote the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their families and caregivers.

Strategic Framework

Our Vision

All children will develop, learn and grow to realize their full potential.
Values & Beliefs

Our Goals

Deepen and Demonstrate Impact

Conduct increased levels of research and evaluation that strengthen the evidence-base for all our programming and services.
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Build Sustainable Growth

Grow the Parents as Teachers network to impact more families and children.
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Expand Leadership

Expand leadership role in the field of early childhood and parenting support through advocacy, convening, partnerships, collaborations and cross-sector initiative.
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Elevate Awareness and Understanding

Elevate awareness and understanding of Parents as Teachers in order to successfully and strategically expand its impact and support its growth.
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Strengthen Organizational Effectiveness

Strengthen organizational practices, structures and culture to fulfill the mission, vision, and goals and align with the values and operating principles of the organization.
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Our History

Parents as Teachers began in the early 1980s as a pilot program for first-time parents of newborns in the state of Missouri. Since then, we have expanded worldwide as a preeminent model for improving parent involvement during a child’s earliest development stages and increasing their readiness for school.

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