Early Head Start and Head Start Programs
Early Head Start and Head Start programs using Parents as Teachers curricula have the option to become a Curriculum Partner. Establishing the Curriculum Partner opportunity is evidence that Parents as Teachers National Center is committed to assuring that programs meet the expectations stated in the Head Start Performance Standards.
Becoming a Parents as Teachers Curriculum Partner will support your efforts by offering continued access to useful resources like the Personal Visit Observation Tool which includes the HOVRS- A+ for supervisors. As a Curriculum Partner, you can confidently serve your EHS/HS families, knowing that you are delivering research-based services by demonstrating fidelity to the Foundational Curriculum and Foundational 2 Curriculum.
Our curricula feature family-friendly activities and resources that engage families in children’s learning and development within three key areas of emphasis: parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.
Benefits of becoming a Curriculum Partner begin with the Foundational Training, where participants learn about the Parents as Teachers approach to home visiting. Professionals who serve families of children ages three through Kindergarten entry may complete the Foundational 2 Training. Participants who successfully complete training are better prepared to achieve Head Start outcomes and able to promote school readiness and parent engagement, hallmarks of Head Start and Early Head Start.
Preview Foundational Curriculum
Preview Foundational 2 Curriculum
Alignment With Early Head Start
The Office of Head Start requires grantees to demonstrate implementation fidelity to a research-based evidence-informed curriculum. These resources are designed to support efforts to show fidelity to the curricula. Parents as Teachers Curriculum partners will have access to a dedicated workspace in our learning management system, O.L.I.V.E.R. Within this workspace, members will have ongoing access to:
- Demonstrating Fidelity Checklist, which includes the Personal Visit Observation Tool and File Review Tool
- Curriculum Fidelity Assurance Blueprint
- Reflective Supervision Toolkit
- Specialized webinars
- COR assessment alignment
As a Curriculum Partner, you will also benefit from individualized start-up support as well as ongoing technical assistance from our EHS/HS Implementation Support Specialist.
Parents As Teachers Supports Head Start Goals And Standards:
Support for family goal setting consistent with Early Head Start Performance Standard § 1302.50(b)3.
Provides parent-child activities that support parents’ ability to make a positive impact on their child’s development consistent with Performance Standard § 1302.51.
Contact Dietra Lee to get more information about becoming a Parents as Teachers Curriculum Partner and its benefits.
From the Head Start Community
“I think what I like most about the Foundational Curriculum is that it has really done an excellent job of moving away from the old model of ‘teacher as expert’ toward a much more empowering ‘parent as expert’ approach. It really helps me be reflective in my work with children and families and does an excellent job supporting parallel processes with all of us learning and wondering together.”
— Michelle Harvey, Mount Hood Community College Early Head Start Program
“Activities are closely aligned with EHS School Readiness Goals. Family Goal setting with Parents as Teachers is easier…due to many tools it offers to help families visualize their goals. It helps organize your data and lesson plans and has many tools to encourage family engagement. Parents as Teachers helps ensure that your program meets the requirements for EHS/HS. The more we use it, the more we love it.”
— Rachel Rogers, Kentucky River Foothills Early Head Start Program.
Become a Curriculum Partner