CPLC Parenting Arizona Receives Award

14th Nov 2019

The Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) Parenting Arizona program recently received the Parents as Teachers (PAT) Losos Prize for Excellence Award during the organization’s 17th annual professional development conference in St. Louis, MO.

PAT is a St. Louis, Missouri-based international non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect through family engagement, impactful parenting, child and maternal health, and the school readiness of young children. It is a trusted resource for organizations and professionals in early childhood education, parenting, and the home visiting field.

Parenting Arizona is one of PAT’s 1,306 national affiliates that uses PAT’s evidence-based home visiting model to administer parenting services to families. Affiliates chosen to receive the Losos award have developed new solutions that address specific needs of their community or the families served, or have enhanced existing programmatic and service delivery needs in a new or innovative way.

Created in 2006, the Losos Prize for Excellence Award is named for Carolyn Losos, a PAT lifetime board member, stellar educator and early childhood proponent who has devoted her life to assisting social services agencies. Every year, PAT selects one affiliate to win in the Excellence category, and one in the Innovation category. The Jamestown Community Learning Council received the 2019 Losos Prize for Innovation Award.

The winning affiliates received $5,000 to support activities that further their work, a complimentary registration to attend the conference, roundtrip airfare, lodging, and formal recognition at the meeting. 

Constance Gully, president and chief executive officer of the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., said Parenting Arizona had demonstrated excellence in pursuit of the PAT vision that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

“We appreciate the hard work and the countless hours that members of Parenting Arizona spend advancing Parents as Teachers’ mission, and its commitment to preparing children and strengthening families,” Gully said.

Parenting Arizona accepted the honor in October before a sold-out conference of more than 1,600 early child development professionals who traveled from across the United States and abroad to attend the meeting. The conference was themed: “35 Years: Investing in Families, Impacting Communities” in recognition of PAT’s 35th anniversary.

About Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers (PAT) builds strong communities, thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from pregnancy through kindergarten. The internationally-recognized evidence-based home visiting model is backed by 35 years of research-proven outcomes for children and families. PAT currently serves nearly 200,000 families in all 50 U.S. states, 115 Tribal organizations, six other countries, and one U.S. territory. Parents As Teachers National Center, Inc., is a non-profit organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

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