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.
Deepen and Demonstrate Impact
Conduct increased levels of research and evaluation that strengthen the evidence-base for all our programming and services.
Explore Research & Results
Build Sustainable Growth
Grow the Parents as Teachers network to impact more families and children.
Our Affiliate Network
Expand leadership role in the field of early childhood and parenting support through advocacy, convening, partnerships, collaborations and cross-sector initiative.
Meet Our Team
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.
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.
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.