First Teacher Parenting Matters

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A Resource for Parents of Young Children

Who We Are

First Teacher is a program of Parenting Matters Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping parents in their most important job as their child’s First Teacher. We provide parent education materials (monthly newsletter and developmental cards) for parents of preschool children from pregnancy to pre-kindergarten.

What We Do

Parenting Matters Foundation is here to help parents do an excellent job of raising their children. We want to encourage them to be involved parents because their job is such an important one. Children who enter school ready to learn have a huge head start over children who aren’t ready.

Who We Serve

Parenting Matters directly serves families of children. In addition, we also serve professionals who are working with families and provide a resource for service providers to share with their families.
With offices in Washington State, we are able to provide parenting information anywhere one resides or works, either through postal, electronic delivery or through our website.


Children do not come with instruction manuals when they are born. Parents want and need help in raising happy, healthy children. And parents are busy and need information that is reliable, brief, and helpful. There are a large number of parenting books and websites that have great information and resources, but often they are challenging to access or time consuming to navigate. While we know that much of the child’s brain is developing in the first years of a child’s life it continues to develop.

Let Us Help You Be the Best First Teacher to Your Child

Meeting Calendar

Developmental Cards

Learn which milestones your child will be achieving as they grow.

Early Learning Directory

Find out about daycare, learning centers, and preschools in the Clallam County area.

on Parenting

Our Founder and Co-Board President, Dr. Martin, is also an amazing author.
Check here for her published articles.

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Parenting Articles

We Can Help You to Excel as Your Child's First Teacher

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