Texas Association of Parent Educators

Texas Association of Parent Educators (TAPE)

Save the Date!
2014 Parent Education Institute
April 25, 2014

Institute Sponsors

  • UNT Center for Parent Education
  • Texas Association of Parent Educators
  • Texas AgriLife Extension
  • Texas Woman’s University

History

Parent educators in different regions of Texas in 2002 formed local networks that became the Texas Association of Parent Educators (TAPE).The Texas Association of Parent Educators is a professional association hosted by the University of North Texas Center for Parent Education. The local networks consist of professional parent educators from many different fields (e.g. education, medical, counseling, therapy, child care, law enforcement) that network, support, and collaborate with the Center for Parent Education and each other. In 2005 TAPE became a dues paying organization.

Mission

To build a network of professionals and paraprofessionals involved in the fields of parent education, parent involvement, and family support in order to:

  • Promote parent education, parent involvement, and family support in the schools, communities, and state
  • Create opportunities to increase knowledge and skills in the field of parent education, parent involvement and family support.

Activities

  • Promote membership in TAPE
  • Provide online newsletters, and webinars
  • Co Sponsor annual statewide conference with the University of North Texas
  • Manage Texas Registry of Parent Educator Resources

Additional Information

Statewide Meeting

TAPE meets each year in Spring during the annual Conference on Parent Education for the statewide annual meeting. TAPE is also a key sponsor of the conference and presents the Best Practices Award, and the Arminta Jacobson Professional of the Year Award to organizations who exhibit best practices in Parent/Family Education, Parent/Family Involvement in Schools or Parent/Family Support. To find out more about nominating a program for best practices, please click on link below:

Newsletters

Resources

Contact Information

If you would like to organize a local affiliate of the Texas Association of Parent Educators, please contact the Center for Parent Education at the University of North Texas, 940-369-7246 or email parenting@unt.edu.