Beloit Parents as Teachers Receives Quality Endorsement as "Blue Ribbon Model Affiliate"
Our Parents as Teachers program has earned a prestigious endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., (PATNC) as a “Blue Ribbon Model Affiliate”, making us one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within the Parents as Teachers international network! The official designation was made on October 1, 2019.
Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that our Parents as Teachers Affiliate program is a high-quality member of the home visiting field, implementing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model with fidelity. Families in our communities are positively impacted by the services delivered by our program. We equip parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.
To earn the Blue Ribbon Affiliate status, our program staff completed a rigorous self-study and review process this past year from the PAT National Center. The process confirms that we are meeting the Parents as Teachers’ standards of fidelity and quality. Blue Ribbon Affiliates are exemplary programs, delivering the highest quality services to children and families. To achieve Blue Ribbon Affiliation, programs must meet at least 75 of the 100 Quality Standards set forth by PAT National Center, and our program met 97 of those 100 Standards!
Implementation of an evidence-based model with quality and fidelity is vital in home-visiting programs, as it determines a program’s effectiveness in accomplishing its original goals and intended outcomes. It also verifies that a program is being implemented as designed. Parents as Teachers’ rigorous endorsement process demonstrates our affiliate's accountability and credibility to our communities, funders, and the partner organizations with which we work.
We are so very proud of our achievement and we hope you are too! We are one of 19 programs in Kansas to achieve this prestigious endorsement (of 63 Kansas PAT programs total). Thank you for your continued support of our Parents as Teachers program, and we hope you will join us in celebrating this honor!