Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors 3rd Edition: Fort Worth/Dallas 3-Day Program Acquisition Institute

Join Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors for the NEW 3rd Edition 3-Day Program Acquisition Institute


December 11-13 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


In the NEW 3rd Edition 3-Day Program Acquisition Institute, participants will learn how to provide the curriculum directly to parents/families with children 0-5. This dynamic training will cover AP/OD best practices in the following topics:

  • Popular education methodology and approach including adult learning methodology and facilitator skills
  • Using culturally relevant activities to develop parent leadership
  • Overview of curriculum and session formats
  • Developing community partnerships and constructing a local resource kit, including using of local education and health data as discussion tools
  • Program implementation strategies including start-up recommendations, parent recruitment, retention, and integrating the AP/OD program into the local partners’ organizational structures including:
    • Creating a welcoming environment for parent training
    • Strengths-based/asset-based perspective for working with parents and families

The goal is for all participants in the AP/OD Training Institute to strengthen their skills to work with participants and be prepared and motivated to implement the AP/OD program in their local communities.

ACH Child and Family Services – Chapel Room

3712 Wichita Street, Fort Worth, TX 76119


Earn 17.5 CEU Credits




Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors


  Launched in 2007, Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors (AP/OD) is the nation’s first evidence-based parent leadership program designed by and for parents with children ages 0-5.The mission of AP/OD is to support parents as leaders of their families and as their child’s first and most influential teacher.

AP/OD uses a two-generation approach that builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family wellbeing and positive outcomes for children. The 10-session curriculum, available in both Spanish and English, promotes school readiness, family well-being, and advocacy by addressing best practices in brain development, key aspects of early childhood development (cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional), early literacy, bilingualism, early math, positive use of technology, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting, and planning for family success.

The AP/OD aims to support the development of high quality program implementation with local partners throughout diverse communities in the US. AP/OD works with local partners to implement the evidence-based curriculum using a facilitator certification model that grants our local partners’ certified facilitators the rights to deliver the curriculum to parents/families upon receiving certification through the 3-day AP/OD Training Institute.


For more information on Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, please visit www.ap-od.org