Sources of funding include:
- Title 1, Part A Improving academic achievement for economically disadvantaged
- Title 1, Part C Migrant Families
- Title 2, Part A Professional Development - improving teacher quality
- Title 3 ELL-ESL English language acquisition
- Title 7 Bilingual
- IDEA Individuals with Disabilities ACT - Special Ed
- School Improvement Funds
- PTA and PTO
- Staff Development
- One Community One Child Grant
- CDBG Community Development Block Grant
- Districts 501-3 (c) Foundations
- Districts Community in Partners
- 21st Century Grant
- Ace Grants
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Our mission is to be proactive in providing all community parents with support, parenting skills and resources in their efforts to rear responsible, self-confident, mentally healthy children who will be able to function to the best of their ability in their personal lives, their educational opportunities and as contributing members in today's complex society.
Practical Parent Education's sole agenda is to help families find their own most effective ways of functioning. Our classes do not present any religious, cultural or political platforms; rather, they present research-based information designed to help parents draw thoughtful conclusions.
Practical Parent Education provides curriculum, training, and support for effective Parent Educators.
Practical Parent Education began in the early 1980's in Plano, Texas at the initiative of local business professionals and school administrators. They recognized the challenges today’s families were facing and believed that the community as a whole needed to join forces to support all parents and children with quality services and education.
The PPE Parent Engagement Facilitation package is available to all practitioners working with families, whether individually or as part of a larger organization.
Practical Parent Education has trained facilitators in 40 states, Mexico, Japan and Russia.
The PPE curriculum modules are developed and written by professional parent educators with advanced class work in family studies and extensive experience in teaching parenting classes. All curricula are field-tested and refined. Spanish translations are done by native speakers.
PPE is authorized to grant continuing education units to Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers in the state of Texas, and Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credit by the National Council on Family Relations.
Practical Parent Education has structured its parent engagement facilitation package to maximize the services it provides to individuals and organizations who work with families. A facilitation package costs $1,000 and provides for one parent educator* to receive the training and materials needed to provide outstanding services to families in their community. An organization may purchase multiple packages should they have more than one parent educator on staff.
*Parent Educator certification is NON-TRANSFERABLE (see copyright statement above). However, if a PPE-trained Parent Educator leaves the district within one (1) year of being PPE trained, the district may transfer certification to their replacement. This is a ONE TIME ONLY benefit and PPE MUST be notified in writing within one (1) year of training, and receive approval from PPE for transfer.
Practical Parent Education, LLC no longer offers parenting classes. We provide training and materials for parent educators who in turn provide this service.
Classes previously offered by Practical Parent Education, For Kid's Sake, are now provided by Plano ISD. This is to help parents gain insight into the needs of their children for both the short and long term transitions of divorce. Please contact Plano ISD Family Services at (469) 752-2272 for class information. For the 2015 Instructions/Schedule: English / Spanish
For basic parenting classes in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, you can contact:
Positive Conflict Solutions
The Parent Center - Fort Worth, TX
Family Outreach of Dallas