Advocate

Missouri Parents as Teachers Association (MOPATA) advocates for policies that support families with young children. We help national, state and local decision-makers understand the important role parent/caregiver education and family engagement play in a child's development.

Advocacy is an essential part of building viable, sustainable and successful Parents as Teachers programs and other home visitation programs that support family and child development. It also helps build strong communities that better support the families and children that we serve.

As a parent, parent educator or friend, you have probably tried to influence someone on behalf of another. Advocacy is that simple. It's about building relationships with local, state and national decision makers, educating decision makers about Parents as Teachers and other related early childhood and family support programs, and issues, connecting to your community being a positive voice for families with young children.

Build your advocacy skills

Advocate

Visit

Parents As Teachers National Center
website for Advocacy Tools

Advocate

Visit

Zero to Three Advocacy
Tools

Stay Informed

Missouri

Kids Win Missouri

www.kidswinmissouri.org/

Alliance for Childhood Education

www.aceinvests.org

Missouri KidsFirst

www.missourikidsfirst.org

MO Budget Project

www.mobudget.org

Stay Informed

National

Children’s Defense Fund

www.childrensdefense.org

First Five Years Fund

www.ffyf.org

National Home Visiting Coalition

www.homevisitingcoalition.org

National Women’s Law Center

www.nwlc.org

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