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The Essential Requirements have been updated to reflect current research and feedback from the field. Following an extensive research review, stakeholder input and an open comment period that many Parents as Teachers affiliates and others participated in, we are now releasing the 2020 Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements. The 2020 Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements will go into effect July 1, 2020. Please visit the Supervisor's Handbook page in the Model Implementation Workspace in O.L.I.V.E.R. to see the 2020 Essential Requirements document.

Central to the Parents as Teachers model are Essential Requirements designed to ensure model fidelity, which cover affiliate leadership, staffing, services to families, and evaluation. In order to become a Parents as Teachers affiliate, an organization must be designed to meet these Essential Requirements and they demonstrate this through their Affiliate Plan. Data that addresses these requirements is reported annually on the Affiliate Performance Report (APR).

The Parents as Teachers essential requirements represent the minimum or maximum levels needed for model fidelity. We are always striving to point affiliates in the direction of valuable resources provided in the Model Implementation workspace such as the Affiliate Implementation Manual, the Quality Standards, and the TA Briefs, which provide guidance and best practice recommendations for high-quality replication of the Parents as Teachers model.