no matter where you are, parents as teachers is there.

Last year hundreds of thousands of families across the country and around the world were touched by Parents as Teachers services...through personal visits from trained parent educators, group connections, child screenings and connections to community resources.

Parents as Teachers is everywhere...and so are the children and families who need us. Many are vulnerable, but many are just like your family.

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Youth Opportunity Program (YOP) Tax Credit Information


The Youth Opportunity Program (YOP), administered by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, provides tax credits to individuals or organizations administering positive youth development projects.

All individuals, LLCs, partnerships, banks or corporations with Missouri tax liability are eligible for the program. Any donation of $1,000 or more is eligible for a 50% Missouri state tax credit.

Our YOP donations are used to fund our local Community Impact efforts, enabling Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC) to offer evidenced-based home visiting and parent education to high-need families within the Normandy Schools Collaborative footprint and to teen parents in North St. Louis County, St. Louis City and Pemiscot, Missouri.   

Ever wonder how our tax credits work? If you are in the 35% federal tax bracket and make a gift of $1,000 to PATNC:

Donation Amount: $1,000 $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000
Standard Federal Tax Deduction (based on 35% tax bracket) ($350) ($1,750) ($3,500) ($5,250) ($7,000)
Standard Missouri State Deduction ($60) ($300) ($600) ($900) ($1,200)
MO Tax Credit (50% of gift) ($500) ($2,500) ($5,000) ($7,500) ($10,000)
Federal Deduction for MO Income Taxes Paid ($175) ($875) ($1750) ($2,625) ($3,500)
Net Cost: $265 $1,325 $2,650 $3,975 $5,300

(*Your results may vary. Please contact your tax professional.)

Get credit for your charitable contribution by investing in the power of Families!

Parents as Teachers National Center YOP Tax Credits are on a first-come, first-served basis. If you or someone you know would be interested in making a contribution and utilizing the available YOP tax credits, please contact Becky Moss at or call the PATNC office at 314-432-4330, ext. 1283.

Parent Educator Tami Jansen connected new mother Judith to the resources she and her daughter needed to overcome some health and development challenges.

Knowing what ought to be happening in the lives of kids is critical. Parents as Teachers is focused on the importance of that relationship. ...I’m grateful for your leadership and grateful to be for fighting for kids.
— Senator Roy Blunt, Missouri

Together we can impact the future success of our children!

At Parents as Teachers, our mission is to promote the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.  You can join us by making a gift of any size and together we can ensure that all children will develop, learn and grow to realize their full potential.

The impact of Parents as Teachers’ work has been felt in communities in all 50 states and in six other countries.  For potential investors and donors, the S&I100 designation provides assurances that Parents as Teachers is a smart place to invest to strengthen families and communities.

Ways to Give

No matter the size of the gift, big or small, all donations support the mission of Parents as Teachers and many donation options offer tax deductions.  Parents as Teachers recognizes donors by including them in giving societies, as listed in our annual report. For more information on how you can help please call (314) 432-4330, ext. 1236.

  • Unrestricted Gifts support the greatest needs of Parents as Teachers
  • Tributes and Memorials offer the opportunity to celebrate or remember a friend or loved one by making a special gift in his or her name
  • Gifts of Stock may provide donors with tax benefits along with the charitable gift deduction
  • Donations to the Annual Conference Scholarship Fund helps qualified parent educators to attend the Parents as Teachers National Conference, who might not otherwise have the financial means to attend
  • Sponsorship for the Annual National Conference provides funders opportunities to create, develop and enhance credibility with hundreds of parenting education and early childhood development professionals from across the country

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Gifts in Action


In 2013, an assessment of Normandy school district kindergarteners found that 56% were below developmental norms.  The Normandy Schools Collaborative has contracted Parents as Teachers National Center to provide families residing in Normandy school district with access to high-quality Parents as Teachers services.

To date Parents as Teachers has enrolled 100 families residing in the Normandy Schools Collaborative.  A total of 425 child developmental screenings have occurred and 37 youth were referred to Special School District for additional services.  Parents have had the opportunity to participate in 11 family support group meetings and 10 community events, plus more than 2,500 age-appropriate books have been distributed to children and 40+ families received holiday assistance.

In addition to the contract with the District, the Parents as Teachers National Center has worked closely with a variety of private funders to raise $266,186 to support efforts to expand services to more families in the Normandy district.

(To date, private funders include the Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation, Boeing Company, Dana Brown Charitable Trust, Emerson Charitable Trust, Express Scripts, Greater St. Louis Book Fair, Norman J. Stupp Foundation, PNC Foundation, Roblee Foundation, St. Louis County Children’s Services Fund, Trio Foundation and Wells Fargo Advisors.)