Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors (AP) is the nation's first evidence-based parent leadership training curriculum designed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5, and has grown to serve Latino and immigrant families across the U.S. AP’s two-generation approach builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family wellbeing and positive outcomes for children.
The curriculum is offered in English and Spanish and incorporates popular education methodology to engage participants in interactive sessions. It promotes school readiness, family wellbeing, and advocacy by addressing best practices in key aspects of early childhood development (cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional), brain development, early literacy, bilingualism, health, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting, and planning for family success. With the impact of the original curriculum well established, it is currently being updated and improved to include early math and technology. AP/OD for Families, 3rd edition will be launched in the first half of 2018.
AP honors parents’ strengths as they shoulder the most important responsibility of all—raising future generations. The parenting journey is rewarding, often challenging, and lasts a lifetime. Parents, as leaders of their families, are powerful agents of change in the lives of their children as well as their community. Collaboration and partnerships with parents, family-serving organizations and early childhood practitioners are the heart and soul of AP. The training institutes, curriculum, materials and learning aids reflect these values.
To learn more about Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, please visit our website www.ap-od.org.
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a project of the Tides Center. Tides is a philanthropic partner and nonprofit accelerator dedicated to building a world of shared prosperity and social justice.