N. C. Parents as Teachers
2009 Carrington Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 571-8092

PAT Training Page

Welcome to theĀ PAT TrainingĀ Page. You should be able to find the information you need in the panels below.

The PAT trainings consist of the following:

Foundational and Model Implementation Training

 

Training Gateway

One pathway begins and ends with Foundational Training

For those organizations that can not meet requirements for model replication, this pathway lays the foundation for home visiting as a methodology within the early childhood system. You will have annual “approved user” access to online materials. Register for Foundational Training only.

Foundational Training Description:

This three-day training lays the foundation for home visiting as a methodology within the early childhood system and connects the theoretical framework of Parents as Teachers with practice, introducing three main areas of emphasis in the Parents as Teachers approach:

  • Parent-Child Interaction - Learn about the change process and how to use reflective process to engage parents in their growth
  • Development-Centered Parenting - Seven developmental topics that inform parenting decisions are covered here. Learn to understand parents’ perspectives and to facilitate their ability to problem solve.
  • Family Well-Being - Achieve greater understanding of each family’s system and partner with parents to strengthen protective factors.

Foundational Training is encouraged but not required for new supervisors.

One pathway leads to Parents as Teachers affiliation

This is the pathway to high quality replication and strong, significant outcomes for children. Our goal is to help your organization fully understand and put into practice those things that make a quality Parents as Teachers affiliate. Organizations interested in affiliation must meet the minimum requirements and complete an Affiliate Plan. After completing training, individuals will have annual “certified parent educator” access to online materials and programs will have “affiliate” status. Register for both Foundational and Model Implementation Training.

Model Implementation Training Description:

To attend this training, you must have an affiliate plan on file. After completing Foundational Training, you will continue into Model Implementation Training. This two-day training builds on Foundational Training and is designed for parent educators whose programs meet the requirements for affiliation. Model Implementation Training is required for new supervisors.

Model Implementation Training incorporates the Parents as Teaches Quality Assurance Guidelines and offers implementation strategies and evidence-based practices that help your organization fully understand and bring to life quality Parents as Teachers services. Learn how to successfully replicate the Parents as Teachers model and explore strategies not covered in Foundational Training. Demonstrating accountability, evaluation and outcomes is a theme woven throughout.

Supervisors of new affiliate programs must attend the 2 day Model Implementation Training.

3 Years to Kindergarten Entry

The goal of this training is to prepare PAT-certified parent educators to successfully extend the Parents as Teachers program to families with children ages 3 years to the age of kindergarten entry. This two-day training is available only to current parent educators already certified in the Born to Learn Curriculum: Prenatal to 3 Years. The training covers intellectual, language, social-emotional, and motor development of children 3 to 5 years old, and covers techniques for facilitating parent-child interaction during personal visits. The curriculum contains 11 units of personal visit plans and parenting information. Training topics include:

  • Latest neuroscience information relating to 3- to 5-year-olds
  • All elements of literacy, including reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • The value of play and the adult & s role
  • Aspects of motor development, including gross and fine motor skills, nutrition, health and safety development
  • Aspects of social-emotional development such as social relationships and attachment
  • Aspects of intellectual development such as how children gather and process information
  • Parent group meetings that include topics related to development and parenting issues of children 3-5 years old

Born to Learn™ Follow Up

Parents as Teachers National Center offers this one-day technical assistance training to certified parent educators as a follow-up to their initial Institute. It is designed to support the work of all new parent educators who have been implementing the Born to Learn™ model for several months.

This training is required for all first year parent educators. Those completing the course will earn six hours of professional development credit. The goals of the training day are to:

  • Enhance skills used in delivering personal visits to a variety of families.
  • Address challenges and learn techniques for facilitating screenings and offering group meetings and resources to families.
  • Improve recordkeeping skills.
  • Provide an opportunity for parent educators to network with others and discuss challenges in their work

Training Announcement: February (pdf/148K)
Please select your desired training below:

Dates February 2-4, 2015
Registration Closes January 16, 2015
Training Type FOUNDATIONAL
Cost $825

Registration forms must be completed at the PAT National Center web site: http://www.parentsasteachers.org

Dates February 2-6, 2015
Registration Closes January 16, 2015
Training Type FOUNDATIONAL & MODEL IMPLEMENTATION
Cost $925

Registration forms must be completed at the PAT National Center web site: http://www.parentsasteachers.org

Dates November 20-21, 2014
Registration Closes January 16, 2015
Training Type MODEL IMPLEMENTATION
Cost $250

Prerequisite: Foundational Training (except for supervisors)

Registration forms must be completed at the PAT National Center web site: http://www.parentsasteachers.org


February 17-18, 2015
April 20-24, 2015
Raleigh, NC

Training Memo pdf

Registration forms must be completed at the PAT National Center web site: http://www.parentsasteachers.org