The Achievement Gap?
A National Town Hall Special
Taped with a Studio Audience in St. Louis
PBS NewsHour Co-Anchor and Managing Editor
Tune in Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
National leaders and prominent thinkers in law enforcement, race and civil rights, join government officials, faith leaders, youth and the public to help foster a national dialogue on issues being discussed in the wake of Michael Brown's death.
For the first time PBS will incorporate live tweets during this broadcast. Viewers are encouraged to use the Twitter hashtag #AfterFergusonPBS to join in the conversation and to have their tweets considered for inclusion in the broadcast.
Parents as Teachers helps organizations and professionals work with parents during the critical early years of their children's lives, from conception to kindergarten—and the results are powerful.
We develop curricula. Grounded in the latest research, Parents as Teachers develops curricula that support a parent’s role in promoting school readiness and healthy development of children. Our approach is intimate and relationship-based. We embrace learning experiences that are relevant and customized for the individual needs of each family and child. As a result, individuals and organizations who use our curricula benefit from our understanding of the evolving needs of today’s families and children.
We train professionals. Our organization is successful only when those we support are able to effectively meet the needs of the children and families they serve. Leading health, education and social service organizations and professionals seek out Parents as Teachers curricula and training because of its flexibility to easily integrate with other services they provide. We know our partners serve broad and diverse populations, so our training addresses the developmental needs of any child, including those most vulnerable. We offer providers practical, hands-on applications for parents in real-world situations.
We advocate for children and families. We are a champion for early intervention and parental involvement and serve as a unified voice for early childhood education and healthy child development. We raise awareness and shape policy around evidence-based practices that support the importance of enhancing school readiness by reaching children during the critical, formative years of life.
We set high standards. Our commitment to research and quality drives our organization. We are committed to evidenced-based research in order to offer the most relevant information and tools to early childhood development and education providers. The efforts of our work help our partners positively impact children during their most critical, early years of life.
To Find Out More About Parents As Teachers in Kirkwood
Parents as Teachers
Office hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9:00a-2:00p
Kirkwood Early Childhood Center
100 N. Sappington Rd.,
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Weekly Support For Mike Brown
Eliot Unitarian Chapel will continue to host a weekly vigil for justice for Mike Brown and for Ferguson through the grand jury process and possibly beyond. We stand on the corner of Argonne and Taylor on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Eliot members wear church T-shirts, but others should feel free to wear T-shirts representing their church or neighborhood if they wish. Our signs say: "We stand with Ferguson" and "Black Lives Matter". So far, we have had many people honk, wave and give thumbs up in support. Join us!
Rev. Barbara H. Gadon
Eliot Unitarian Chapel
"What will happen cannot be stopped. Aim for grace." - Ann Beattie