Strategic Framework refreshed
Over the past year to reinforce the Parents as Teachers approach, the Parents as Teachers National Center revised the organization’s Strategic Framework as a guide to its work in the coming years. The revisions include the support Parents as Teachers provides to its network of affiliates, curriculum partners, subscribers, and early childhood professionals — both nationally and internationally.
The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced Parents as Teachers, as well as the organizations and professionals it supports, and services that are delivered to families.
As the world enters a new state of normal, the purpose of this three-year strategic framework is to stabilize and further support the home visiting workforce, reach families that may have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, and establish virtual home visiting within the portfolio of services families may receive — depending on their interests and circumstances.
Jointly, the Parents as Teachers mission, vision, and organizational values provide guiding principles for the Strategic Framework, that keep the organization focused on priorities. Annual work plans with associated budgets are developed from this framework. providing regular accountability for results.
Our five strategic framework goals set our organization up to achieve the four impact areas:
Annual reach data points
Parents as Teachers National Center provides support to a network of professionals supporting pregnant and parenting families with children birth through kindergarten. There are four types of organizations and professionals the organization supports:
Parents as Teachers Affiliates are organizations whose home visiting program is designed to implement the Parents as Teachers model. The Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting model is backed by more than 38 years of independent research with proven outcomes.
Parents as Teachers Curriculum Partners are organizations or programs that need to show fidelity to a curriculum. These organizations have individuals trained to utilize the Parents as Teachers curricula.
Curriculum Subscribers are professionals that are trained to use the Parents as Teachers curricula and within their own work with families and children.
Early Childhood Professionals Support Services are provided by parent or family serving professionals. Parents as Teachers is committed to sharing its knowledge and expertise with others.