Parents As Teachers

The Parents As Teachers curriculum is taught four times a year in Oregon, and includes a 5-day Foundational and Model Implementation Training. The Foundational and Model Implementation Training is comprised of a 3-day Foundational Training and a 2-day Implementation Training.

Foundational Training 

The 3-day Foundational Training lays the foundation for the Parents as Teachers approach to home visitation within an early childhood system. The coursework has three primary areas of emphasis:

  1. Parent-Child Interaction — Enhancing child development and supporting the development of positive parenting behaviors.
  2. Development-Centered Parenting — Understanding parents’ perspectives and facilitating parenting decisions around developmental topics.
  3. Family Well-Being — Recognizing the impact of the family system on child development and partnering with parents to strengthen protective factors.

Model Implementation Training

The 2-day Model Implementation Training builds on Foundational Training and is designed for parent educators and supervisors whose programs meet the requirements for affiliation. Model Implementation Training incorporates the Parents as Teachers Quality Assurance Guidelines [link] and offers implementation strategies to help your organization fully understand and bring to life quality Parents as Teachers services. In this training, you will learn how to successfully replicate the Parents as Teachers model and explore strategies and program components not covered in Foundational Training. To attend this training, your organization must have an [affiliate plan][link] on file.

Participants who successfully complete the Foundational Training and Model Implementation Training become model-certified. Model Implementation Training is required for new supervisors of affiliate programs.

Whom We Help

Organizations that have home-visiting programs and want to use the Parents as Teachers home visiting model or curriculum.

Language Accessibility

Services are provided in English and Spanish.

See Also

Visit the Parents As Teachers website at

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lucrecia Farias at 503-736-6519, 503-799-9496, or