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Foundational Curriculum & Training – Prenatal to Three Years

Foundational Curriculum & Training – Prenatal to Three Years

Foundational Training

Under the “flipped classroom” approach, you will engage in individual online exploration of concepts and curriculum content, and then process new information within live group discussions that help participants organize learning and transfer it into practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the Parents as Teachers approach and the parallel process.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in navigation and utilization of the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum.
  • Analyze how child development and parenting behaviors drive child behavioral challenges.
  • Explain how family well-being impacts the child.

Participant feedback:

  • 83% rank the overall experience of the training good or excellent
  • 98% agree that the training is well organized
  • 89% agree that the training activities helped them learn
  • 91% rate report that the trainers were well prepared and knowledgeable

Please note: Foundational Training is a prerequisite to the Model Implementation Training—both for program supervisors and for parent educators who work for Parents as Teachers affiliate programs.

Foundational Curriculum

Once professionals have successfully completed Foundational Training, they receive access to all languages of the Foundational Curriculum. Through parent educator resources, parent handouts, and activity pages, the curriculum promotes and strengthens families’ knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Child Development
  • Parenting Behaviors
  • Parent-Child Interaction
  • Development-Centered Parenting
  • Family Well-Being

The online publishing format allows content to be revised regularly, so that the content keeps up with advances in research, new scientific insights, and updated safety recommendations.

The Foundational Curriculum supports expected outcomes in both Parents as Teachers model affiliate programs and in other settings. It does this by:

  • Support parents to understand what comes next in the progression of development so they can anticipate new behaviors and encourage development.
  • Providing up-to-date information that enhances parent educators’ knowledge base and guides their role with families, including on sensitive topics such as maternal depression, substance use, mental health, domestic violence, developmental delays, and exposure to neurotoxins.
  • Offering easy-to-read handouts designed to reinforce parents’ learning between personal visits, on topics ranging from play to sleep to nutrition to family relationships.
  • Suggesting more than 250 activities that explore parent-child interaction in the context of children’s growth and development.

The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning (NCECDTL)’s Curriculum Consumer Report rates our Foundational curricula highly across 15 criterion.

Ongoing access to the Foundational Curriculum is contingent upon annual renewals.

Download Curriculum Preview here

For more information contact trainingbusiness@parentsasteachers.org.