National Parents as Teachers Day is observed annually on November 8. On this day Parents as Teachers Organization offers educational services to parents across the country. These affiliates give all parents of young children support, and it also provides information so all children learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. The concept for Parents as Teachers developed in the 1970s when Missouri educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness. Research showed that greater parent involvement is a critical link in the child’s development of learning skills, including reading and writing. The Parents as Teachers National Center in St. Louis, Missouri declared the first Parents as Teachers Day in 2001 supporting community events spreading awareness of early childhood programs. Take some time to teach your children something new. Use #ParentsAsTeachersDay to post on social media.