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

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PAT Training Page

Welcome to the PAT Training 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.

Foundational 2 Training

This interactive, face-to-face training gives participants a better understanding of what it means to partner, facilitate and reflect with parents whose children are growing in independence and abilities as they approach school entry. It includes topics such as approaches to learning, neuroscience, child development, developmental concerns, transitions to early care and education and family engagement.

To find out more about the training dates and prices, please visit the online Class Schedule.

If your program or region has a large number of parent educators who are interested in accessing the Foundational 2 Curriculum, consider hosting a training! With a minimum number of participants, we can bring the training to you. For details, contact Mary Gallow at mary.gallow@parentsasteachers.org.

Foundational 2 Curriculum: 3 Years Through Kindergarten

The Foundational 2 Curriculum: 3 Years Through Kindergarten is a continuation of the Parents as Teachers approach for those serving families with children ages 3 to 6. The digital book is similar in structure to the Foundational Curriculum, with hundreds of parent educator resources, parent handouts and activity pages around:

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

It also includes additional web-based features and embedded videos that support parent educators’ knowledge and skill development around this exciting and dynamic age group.

There are a couple of paths to curriculum access. Those who hold a current membership subscription and have been trained in the Born to Learn Curriculum 3 Years to Kindergarten Entry or attended a Foundational 2 Training received access starting in the fall of 2014. Retraining is not required.

New users who have already attended a Foundational Training must attend the two-day Foundational 2 Training. (Because the three-day Foundational Training is a prerequisite, those new to the Parents as Teachers approach would need to attend both trainings.)

Training Announcement: September (pdf/128K)
Please select your desired training below:

Dates September 14-16, 2015
Registration Closes August 28, 2015
Training Type FOUNDATIONAL
Cost $875

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

Dates September 14-18, 2015
Registration Closes August 28, 2015
Training Type FOUNDATIONAL & MODEL IMPLEMENTATION
Cost $975

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

Dates September 17-18, 2015
Registration Closes August 28, 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


October 20-21, 2015
Raleigh, NC

Training Memo pdf

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