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2014 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.orgfor more information. You can also visit the National office website at www.parentsasteachers.org or contact them at 1-866-728-4968.

Annual Recertification

The Affiliate fee of $1,500.00 for the 14-15 year for existing affiliates will be due September 30, 2014. When the fee is paid, the national center will continue the affiliate’s current Visit Tracker subscription or will create a new subscription for those not currently using Visit Tracker. Please contact us if you are not registered with the national center to take advantage of the Visit Tracker benefit.

Individual Renewals

  • The current renewal price for the 2014-2015 program year is $150.00 per parent educator (capped at 12 Model Certified parent educators per Affiliate with a paid Affiliation Fee).
  • The current renewal price for the 2014-2015 program year for Approved Curriculum Users (AU) is $195.00 per person (AUs do not count towards the cap of 12 in an affiliate). AUs do not report their service delivery data on the APR; they will need to complete the Individual Service Report (ISR) that is available in their individual portal accounts prior to renewing.
  • Individuals still having a BTL or BTL-FT subscription (formerly known as a certification) will not be able to renew that member type for the 14-15 program year. It is important to get the necessary training to become Model Certified prior to the upcoming renewal period.
    • If you are unsure whether you have completed the necessary training, log in to the PAT Portal and click on Printable Certifications under “My Profile.” A BTL (Born to Learn) certification means you have not completed either Foundational or Model Implementation Training. A BTL-FT (Born to Learn-Foundational Training) certification means you have completed the Foundational Training and only need to take a Model Implementation Training.

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
July 21 – 25, 2014 Fort Worth $1000
August 4 – 8, 2014 Amarillo $1000
August 18 – 22, 2014 McAllen $1000
September 15 – 19, 2014 Dallas $1000
November 10 – 14, 2014 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
July 21 – 23, 2014 Fort Worth $900
August 4 – 6, 2014 Amarillo $900
August 18 – 20, 2014 McAllen $900
September 15 – 17, 2014 Dallas $900
November 10 – 12, 2014 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 anaffiliate 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
July 24 – 25, 2014 Fort Worth $250
August 7 – 8, 2014 Amarillo $250 
August 21 – 22, 2014 McAllen $250 
September 18 – 19, 2014 Dallas $250
November 13 – 14, 2014 San Antonio $250

Born to Learn© –Three – Kindergarten Entry Trainings

The NEW 3 Years Through Kindergarten Training and Curriculum will be offered throughout the country and UK beginning in late fall. You can refer to the National Parents as Teachers eNews for “public” information” area for further details, as they are available.

2014 Release of the 3 Years Through Kindergarten Curriculum and Training

What’s new?

  • Digital book format (like the online Foundational Curriculum) with additional web-based features and embedded videos that support PE’s knowledge and skill development.
  • Continuation of the Foundational approach, including enriched and expanded resources to support work in all three areas of emphasis – parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting, and family well-being.
  • Attention to parent engagement in community and schools, including building the capacity to successfully transition into and navigate these environments.

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.

3-K Trainings:

Date Location Costs

August 25 – 26, 2014 


$400 Registration

Late Fall, 2014 TBD



Regional In-service Training – October 2014

Some dates to be determined

Region Regional Trainer:

Panhandle – October, 2014
TEA Region 16
$65 (includes lunch)

Victoria Hughes

Fort Worth – October 13, 2014
TEA Regions 9, 11 & 12
$65 (includes lunch)

Deanne Colley, Fort Worth

Lubbock – October, 2014
TEA Regions 14, 15, 17, 18 & 19
$65 (includes lunch)

Becky Fletcher

Gulf Coast – October, 2014
TEA Regions 4, 5 & 6
$65 (includes lunch)

Holly Evans

San Antonio – October 10, 2014
TEA Regions 2, 3 & 20
$65 (includes lunch)

Kristen Fain, New Braunfels

Austin – October 16, 2014
TEA Region 13
$65 (includes lunch)

Erin Garner, Leander

Dallas – October, 2014
TEA Regions 7, 8 & 10
$65 (includes lunch)

Sharron Whitaker, Dallas

Valley – October, 2014
TEA Region 1

$65 (includes lunch)

Roschel Servantes, McAllen


National Trainers:

Name Location Phone
Christina Foster Carthage, 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