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2013 Texas Parents as Teachers Training Calendar

Parents as Teachers materials are copyrighted to be used only by PAT certified Parent Educators. If you are interested in implementing a new PAT program, call (214) 363-8661 or email txpat@txpat.org  for more information.  You can also visit the National office website at www.parentsasteachers.org or contact them at 1-866-728-4968

Annual Recertification

  • First year affiliation fee for NEW affiliates* (effective July 2012)

    Affiliation fee:  $3,500/affiliate Waived – all model-certified Parent Educator renewal fees (includes access to both Foundational and Model Implementation online curricula for 12 months for all Parent Educators)
  • EXISTING affiliates (beginning July 2013)

    Affiliation fee:  $1,500/affiliate Individual renewal fees**> $225/Model Certified> $275/Approved Curriculum User
  • Successive years affiliation fee for all affiliates

    Affiliation fee:  $1,500/affiliate Individual renewal fees**> $225/Model Certified> $275/Approved Curriculum User

Information will be sent to programs by the Parents as Teachers National office.  All Texas programs will submit Affiliate Performance Reports and renewal fees to the National office.  Each individual will access their renewal through their personal portal.

It is very important that the Dallas office and the National office have a good work email in order to communicate with each individual.

Foundational & Model Implementation Trainings

Date Location Costs
January 28 – February 1, 2013 Dallas $1000
April 22 – 26, 2013 Houston $1000
July 22 – 26, 2013 Fort Worth $1000
September 16 – 20, 2013 Dallas $1000
September 17 – 21, 2012 Dallas $1000
November 11 – 15, 2013 San Antonio $1000

Foundational Trainings

This three-day training lays the foundation for the Parents as Teachers approach to home visitation within an early childhood system. Coursework centers around three main areas of emphasis:

Parent-Child Interaction

  • enhancing child development and supporting the development of positive parenting behaviors

Development-Centered Parenting

  • understanding parents' perspectives and facilitating parenting decisions around developmental topics

Family Well-Being

  • recognizing the impact of the family system on child development and partnering with parents to strengthen protective factors.

Cost to access the online Foundational Curriculum is included in the training fee.  Successful completion of Foundational Training results in approved use of the Foundational Curriculum.  Individuals from affiliated programs can continue on to Model Implementation Training to achieve model certification. (Foundational Training is encouraged but not required for new Supervisors.)

Date Location Costs
January 28 – 30, 2013 Dallas $900
April 22 – 24, 2013 Houston $900
July 22 – 24, 2013 Fort Worth $900
September 16 – 18, 2013 Dallas $900
November 11 – 13, 2013 San Antonio $900

Model Implementation Trainings

This two-day 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 and offers implementation strategies 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 and program components not covered in Foundational Training.

To attend this training, your organization must have an affiliate plan on file. The cost of the Model Implementation Guide is included in the training fee. Participants who successfully complete both the Foundational and Model Implementation trainings become model certified. Model Implementation Training is required for new supervisors.

Date Location Costs
January 31 – February 1, 2013 Dallas $250
April 25 – 26, 2013 Houston $250 
July 25 – 26, 2013 Fort Worth $250 
September 19 – 20, 2013 Dallas $250
November 14 – 15, 2013 San Antonio $250

Born to Learn© –Three – Kindergarten Entry Trainings

A two-day training designed for Parent Educators who want to extend their services to families with children from 3 years to Kindergarten entry.  Prerequisite:  Foundational Training or Born to Learn© Prenatal to 3 Years training is required.
As participants become familiar with the curriculum they learn more about:

  • Neuroscience information relating to children from 3 to 5 years
  • Elements of literacy, including reading, writing, listening and speaking  
  • Aspects of motor, social-emotional and intellectual development  
  • Nutrition, health and safety development  
  • The value of play and the adult’s role  
  • School readiness and transition planning  
  • Group connections and screening strategies

Participants must bring a copy of the 2008 edition of the Born to Learn Curriculum: 3 Years to Kindergarten Entry to the class. The curriculum cost is $210. To purchase the curriculum:
Continue with registration. Before choosing payment, click "Continue Shopping."

  • Find the curriculum by clicking on "Knowledge Studio" and then "Curriculum and Guides."
  • Choose the Born to Learn Curriculum: 3 Years to K Entry and add it to your cart.
  • Click "View Cart" to see your complete order and proceed to Checkout.

The guide will be shipped to you. Bring it with you to training.

Date Location Costs

February 21 – 22, 2013   

Fort Worth


Spring/Fall, 2013 TBD



Regional In-service Training – October 2013

Some dates to be determined

Region Regional Trainer:

Panhandle – October, 2013
TEA Region 16
$65 (includes lunch)

Debi Stich, Amarillo

Fort Worth – October, 2013
TEA Regions 9, 11 & 12
$65 (includes lunch)

Deanne Colley, Fort Worth

Lubbock – October, 2013
TEA Regions 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19
$65 (includes lunch)

Elaine Shiver, Dallas

Gulf Coast – October, 2013
TEA Regions 4, 5 & 6
$65 (includes lunch)

Kristie Allen, Rosenberg

San Antonio – October, 2013
TEA Regions 2, 3 & 20
$65 (includes lunch)

Kristen Fain, New Braunfels

Austin – October TBD 2013
TEA Region 13
$65 (includes lunch)

Erin Garner, Leander

Dallas – October, 2013
TEA Regions 7, 8 & 10

$65 (includes lunch)

Sharron Whitaker, Dallas

Valley – October, 2013
TEA Region 1

$65 (includes lunch)

Roschel Servantes, McAllen

National Trainers:
Christina Foster, Littlefield, TX  806/237-1609

Julie Miers, Fort Worth, TX  817/269-3610
Yolanda Munson, Fort Worth, TX  817/814-8800
Elaine Shiver, Dallas, TX  214/363-8661

For information to all trainings, contact the TXPAT Dallas office at 214/363-8661
or at