NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY
National Parents as Teachers Day on November 8th encourages Parent Teachers Organizations and parents to join forces to support children in their educational goals.
Parents as Teachers Organizations offer educational services to parents across the country. These affiliates give all parents of young children support, and it also provides information so all children learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.
The concept for Parents as Teachers developed in the 1970s in Missouri. There, educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness. Research showed that greater parent involvement is a critical link in the child’s development of learning skills, including reading and writing.
The day provides parents with tools, resources, and support to guide them and their children.
HOW TO OBSERVE PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY
Take some time to teach your children something new. Join a local organization to help improve education in your community. Use #ParentsAsTeachersDay to post on social media.
Educators, visit the National Day Calendar® classroom to find projects, inspiration and ways to Celebrate Every Day with your students.
NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY HISTORY
The Parents as Teachers National Center in St. Louis, Missouri declared the first Parents as Teachers Day in 2001. They offered supporting community events spreading awareness of early childhood programs.