Parents as Teachers Affiliates



Parents as Teachers affiliates are family-focused organizations which have chosen the Parents as Teachers home visiting model as one of the services they offer to families with small children. They can be found in all 50 states as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Last year, they touched more than 160,000 children and their families in the U.S. alone.

Our affiliates operate in a variety of settings including child care centers, school systems, various non-profits and government agencies, hospitals, and health departments. Almost two-thirds are part of or work within other early childhood or family support programs such as Early Head Start.


They serve all kinds of communities.

  • The majority serve rural areas and small towns.

  • Around 25 percent work in suburban/urban communities.

  • Fewer than 10 percent serve major cities.


Affiliates operate year-round, providing monthly personal visits to families and group connections focused on parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being. They support parents throughout pregnancy until their children enter kindergarten. Affiliates provide health, hearing, vision and developmental screenings for eligible children using approved screening tools and methods. Parents as Teachers Affiliates also connect families to resources and help them overcome any barriers to accessing those resources. 



Our affiliates employ around 10,000 professionals called "parent educators" who are highly educated and work directly with families through home visits.

  • More than half have bachelor's degrees.

  • About 15% have advanced degrees.

  • All receive ongoing professional development and meet annual re-certification requirements.

  • More than two-thirds are employed full-time.

  • About 20% are bilingual.

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Parents as Teachers affiliates are required to engage in the Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process in their fourth year of implementation and every five years thereafter. 

Programs that earn the Quality Endorsement are recognized by the national Parents as Teachers office as exemplary Blue Ribbon Affiliates, delivering high-quality services to children and families.