Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
No Greater Calling
Tools for Educators Tools for Parents A Community Effort
Resources Feedback About the Show Site Map
Susan Armenta Nick Faber Steven V. Griend Evelyn J. Gunn Donna Hilton Carol Midgett

Community Guide

  Success Stories

Community Guide

Teach parenting skills.

Programs for parents can include academic classes, literacy training, career preparation, early childhood education, children’s health, and assistance in finding helpful services in the community. When adults become involved in parenting education, parent-child communication improves and children with developmental delays in speech, social skills, and other areas overcome these challenges more readily. High-quality parenting programs engage parents early, sometimes even before their child’s birth, and focus on the critical early years of a child’s development.

A recent study of family literacy found that economically at-risk preschool children whose parents received significant amounts of parenting education performed better on vocabulary test—an important measure of literacy—than children whose parents received little parenting instruction.

Community Guide | Combat Alcohol and Drugs | Teach Parenting Skills | Provide Mentor Programs | Enlist Volunteers | Offer Summer Programs | Support Preschool