Funded by: U.S. Department of Education Grant
Office: Information and Resource Center (PIRC)
Through this project, Parents Plus will increase parent involvement in
their child's education and assist them to achieve at a higher level
academically. The Parents as Teachers program is designed to enhance
child development and school achievement through parent education. School
officials will develop better policies and programs that encourage parental
involvement and parents will gain an understanding of how to assist their
children to succeed in school.
The overall purpose of this project is to prepare low income expectant/new
parents with the tools to form and sustain healthy marriages. The three
project goals are: to develop and strengthen the relationship between
parents by providing healthy marriages education and training; to educate
parents on financial management and pre-employment skills; and to expand
and strengthen parents' knowledge of early childhood development focusing
on age appropriate expectations.
This project is a collaborative effort of organizations who serve children
and families in Wisconsin. The goal is to provide a common outcome measurement
process and support its use in home visitation programs throughout WI.
Outcome measurement has emerged as a critical component of nonprofit
community-based service provision. By providing the tools for effective
program evaluation, the project seeks to improve the quality and accountability
of home visitation.
This project is an integrated model combining two early childhood education programs. Each are home-based and curriculum driven. Both programs promote school readiness and advocate parent involvement. Parents as Teachers focuses on child development and begins prenatal or at birth, and HIPPY concentrates on family literacy and starts at age three.
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“I learned the importance of being more involved as kids get older – not less.”
-Partners in Education training participant
“I will be as involved in my children’s education as possible.”
“Parents Plus Inc. has been an invaluable partner in helping us to grow our Parents as Teachers program and has provided so many great resources in professional development and technical assistance for our staff.”
-Staci Hansen-Sontoski, Family Support Programs Manager
La Causa FRC
"The National Center for PAT is honored to work with Parents Plus, Inc. Their professionalism & strong commitment to bettering the lives of children & families is commendable, as is the collaborative spirit with which they operate."
-Susan S. Stepleton, President & CEO National Center for PAT
"Parents Plus contributions are valuable insights on what parents need to be successful. PPI clearly understands that children grow up in families & families live in communities & it is imperative that we consider this construct when developing systems of support."
-Therese Ahlers, MS, MPA
Director, WI Alliance for Infant Mental Health
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