For Immediate Press/News Release

October 15, 2018

Dear Angela Frady,

Congratulations! Through the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement process, your program has earned the Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation. To achieve this designation, an affiliate must meet or exceed all 17 Essential Requirements, and also meet at least 75% of the additional Parents as Teachers Quality Standards. As outlined in the attached Quality Endorsement Report, your affiliate has met or exceeded all 17 Essential Requirements and met 94% of the Quality Standards.

After reviewing the Quality Endorsement Report, if you think that the National Center did not accurately rate a specific standard, please complete the response form (attached in the email).    The response form is due, along with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the date of this letter. A committee at the National Center will review and reply to you within 30 days of receiving your response form.

Affiliates with the Blue Ribbon Designation are recognized as being exemplary affiliates, delivering high-quality services to children and families. The endorsement benefits you by:

  • Providing assurance to current and potential funders, community organizations and participants that your affiliate is a wise
  • Raising visibility for your program and strengthening your affiliate’s stature in your
  • Demonstrating your ongoing commitment to providing high quality
  • Giving you additional national recognition, as a high-achieving member in the field of early childhood learning and parent

Your affiliate will be honored at the 2019 Parents as Teachers Conference, along with the other PAT affiliates that earned the blue ribbon during the 2018-2019 program year. We hope that you and your staff will be able to join us!

Your affiliate’s Blue Ribbon designation is valid for five years (until September 30, 2023) as long as your affiliate continues to meet the Essential Requirements, submits its annual Affiliate Performance Report, and remains current with its affiliate fee and parent educator recertification fees. Looking forward, your affiliate should expect to begin its next Quality Endorsement process in the summer of 2022.

Enclosed is your certificate of recognition, which you can proudly display in an appropriate location. We have also provided you with a media kit that you can individualize for your affiliate and use to publicize your blue ribbon designation. Blue Ribbon Certificate

Again, congratulations on earning your Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement. Your community is truly enriched by the high level of service and excellent programming you are providing to families and communities.


Constance Gully President/CEO