Implementing a parenting curriculum in your program is not an event, but an ongoing process. There are four stages of implementation:
- Assess needs
- Examine fit and feasibility
- Involve stakeholders
- Define model
- Make decision
- New services not yet delivered
- Develop implementation supports
- Make necessary structural and instrumental changes
- Initial Implementation
- Service delivery initiated
- Data used to drive decision-making and continuous improvement
- Rapid-cycle problem-solving
- Full Implementation
- Skillful implementation
- System and organizational changes established
- Child and family outcome measurable
These stages are not linear. Programs may need to go back to a previous stage. This is key to continuously improving a program's process for implementing the chosen curriculum. It is important to note that successful implementation of a parenting curriculum, or Full Implementation, can take up to four years.
Learn about the steps and best practices for selecting and implementing a parenting intervention with this easy-to-use tool for programs, states, and child care network leaders.
The guidebook is a companion to the Compendium of Parenting Interventions.
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Parent, Family and Community Engagement
Audience: Directors and Managers
Last Updated: March 28, 2018