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November 8, 2020 is National Parents as Teachers DayReady by Five Parenting & Family Literacy Services is a Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Affiliate. Parents as Teachers is celebrating 35 years of building strong communities, thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn. The concept for Parents as Teachers developed in the 1970’s when Missouri educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness. Research shows that greater parent involvement is a critical link in the child’s development of learning skills, including reading and writing.In 2001, School District Five and Lexington County First Steps brought Parents as Teachers to the District Five's families with young children. Since then Ready by Five has served over 675 families with personal visits.