National Extension Parent Education Model is
a compilation of priority parent practices
and supporting material to be used as
a basis for parent educators. This education
model is based on work supported by NIFA
and the Cooperative Extension Service,
Kansas State University , under special
project number 92-EXCA-2-0182. The model
can also be used to communicate priorities
to those outside of extension who might
be unfamiliar with its goals and programs.
Resources listed in the Curriculum Guide
section are examples of more specific
parent education programs that are consistent
with the model. The project was funded
from the Plight of Young Children and
Youth at Risk national extension initiatives,
supported by extension home economics
and 4-H programs.
Extension Parenting Educators' Framework
(NEPEF) was created through a cooperative
effort of NIFA and extension faculty
from several universities. It extends
the National Extension Parenting Education
Model of priority practices learned by
parents to include priority practices
and skills to be learned by parenting
The NEPEF has two dimensions, each containing six domains of competency.
One dimension outlines the content knowledge needed by parenting educators,
and the other dimension outlines the processes that parenting educators need
in order to work effectively with parents and children.