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SENATE RESOLUTION 570--DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 8, 2012, AS ``NATIONAL PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY''
(Senate - September 19, 2012)

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 570--DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 8, 2012, AS ``NATIONAL 
                       PARENTS AS TEACHERS DAY''

  Mr. Blunt (for himself and Mrs. Murray) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 570

       Whereas all 50 States and 7 other countries provide 
     services through the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home 
     visiting model for nearly 260,000 children annually, which 
     offers a multifaceted approach to building strong families 
     and promoting a positive parent-child interaction so children 
     are healthy, safe, and ready to learn;
       Whereas Parents as Teachers provides evidence-and research-
     based training that assists parent educators in developing 
     proficiencies in--
       (1) family support and parenting education;
       (2) child and family development;
       (3) human diversity within family systems;
       (4) health, safety, and nutrition; and
       (5) relationships between families and communities;
       Whereas the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home 
     visiting model is an essential component to prepare children 
     to be school ready and narrows the achievement gap between 
     children in poverty and nonpoverty households; and
       Whereas there are more than 3,000 organizations offering 
     Parents as Teachers services across the United States and 
     around the world, which give parents of young children the 
     support and information necessary so all children will learn, 
     grow, and develop to realize their full potential: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates the November 8, 2012, as ``National Parents 
     as Teachers Day'';
       (2) recognizes the importance of parent education and the 
     role the education plays in the development of a child; and
       (3) commends Parents as Teachers for its work with families 
     across the United States.

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