Through the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement process, Washington School's Parents as Teachers program has earned the Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation. This designation is the highest standard of achievement. Parents as Teachers promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.
Principal Steve Torrez stated that the recognition is “directly due to our two outstanding birth to three staff, Veronica (Morales) and Alma (Pelayo), who go into families homes and support healthy parenting every day.“
Washington’s Parents as Teachers Program currently provides services to 24 families from birth to three years old in Harvard. The Blue Ribbon status will remain with Harvard's program through 2021 and will help the district as Washington looks to expand the program to support even more families.