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Parent to Parent


The MCEC Parent to Parent program empowers parents to be their child’s strongest advocate on educational and social issues through MCEC Parent Workshops. More than 210,000 parents have attended these workshops since the program’s beginning in 2006.

In the MCEC Parent Workshops, parent educators share practical ideas, proven techniques, and solid resources to support military-connected families.

Parent to Parent Teams usually consist of 3 to 5 highly-trained professionals, and they concentrate on providing the Parent Workshops to families in their region.

Because military-connected families live in every zip code, the MCEC has developed the Parent to Parent Surge Program to offer one-day parent education seminars for parents outside the range of the community based teams. 

Installations without a resident Parent to Parent team may contact us about hosting a Parent Education Seminar. This one day interactive seminar provides our most requested parent education workshops and resources Seminars are available to Installations and civilian communities and school districts for a nominal fee.

For information on the Parent to Parent program, please contact Parent to Parent.

Employment Opportunities

MCEC is always looking for great candidates for our Parent to Parent Teams. Vacancies are filled on an on-going basis. Applications for qualified candidates are kept on file until vacancies are identified and slots are filled.  Links for team locations, hiring flyers and Parent to Parent Employment Applications are listed below.

Teams with open positions are listed on our Employment Opportunities page.

Download a copy of the Parent to Parent Employment Application.

Parent to Parent Teams and Contact Information for the Sites

Make contact with the Parent to Parent program in your area by using the email address listed.

Killeen, Texas (Fort Hood) – PtoP.Hood@militarychild.org
San Antonio, Texas – PtoP.JBSA@militarychild.org
Abilene, Texas (Dyess AFB) – PtoP.Abilene@militarychild.org
El Paso, Texas (Fort Bliss) – PtoP.ElPaso@militarychild.org
Panhandle, Florida (Escambia County Florida) – PtoP.Panhandle@militarychild.org
Tampa, Florida (MacDill AFB) – PtoP.Tampa@militarychild.org
Enterprise, Alabama (Fort Rucker) – PtoP.Enterprise@militarychild.org
Montgomery, Alabama (Maxwell/Gunter AFB) – PtoP.Montgomery@militarychild.org
Phenix City, Alabama (Fort Benning) - PtoP.PhenixCity@militarychild.org
Huntsville, Alabama (Redstone Arsenal) – PtoP.Huntsville@militarychild.org  
Colorado Springs, Colorado – PtoP.CoSprings@militarychild.org    
Webinar Team – Webinars@militarychild.org


How can I find out about workshops in my area?
The best way to find out about the programs in your area is to email or call the team using the contact information found above.

We do not have a team at our installation. Can we get this training for our parents?
Yes, there is an option to have a team come to your installation for a one time training event. More information about this option can be obtained by contacting the MCEC Parent Programs Manager at the MCEC office (254.953.1923 ext 1142)

Where are you hiring?
A list of Programs locations can be found above. For specific information about vacancies at these locations, as well as training dates, contact the MCEC Parent to Parent Manager at the MCEC office. (254.953.1923 ext. 1142)

Is there training?
Yes.Training for new team members is provided in an ongoing basis locally through OJT with the community team. An annual update and refresher training is usually held in conjunction with the MCEC National Training Seminar each year in July. All expenses for the training are covered and the participants receive a stipend for completing the training.

Need more information?

For more information regarding the Parent to Parent Program or employment opportunities for the program, contact us at 254-953-1923 extenstion 1142 or contact the Parent Initiatives Program Manager.