PAT for Parents

What is PAT?

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a FREE parent education and family support program for families with children from prenatal through kindergarten. Trained parent educators, also known as home visitors, meet regularly with families (once or twice a month) in your home or at a location convenient for you. During these visits you’ll receive child development information, parenting strategies, fun activities to promote school readiness, and connections to community resources. Children also receive annual screenings (hearing, vision, and developmental) to make sure they’re on track to start kindergarten ready to learn. Click here to find a program near you

 

 

Who is it for?
Parents, guardians and their children newborn to 5, as well as prenatal parents.
What does it cost?
Services are FREE of charge and are for parents, foster/kinship parents, grandparents, and anyone else caring for children in their custody.
How often do we meet?
Monthly or twice monthly (depending on your needs). Each visit is approximately 60 minutes.
Where do I go for visits?
Services are provided in your home, virtually,  or in a community location convenient to you.
What do parent educators help with?
Age-appropriate parenting strategies, information on child development, fun activities to promote school readiness, and connections to community resources. Children also receive annual screenings (hearing, vision, and developmental) to make sure they’re on track to start kindergarten ready to learn.
What should I expect?
  • Engaging activities that explore parent-child interaction and support your child’s growth and development
  • Easy-to-read handouts designed to reinforce learning between visits, on topics ranging from play to sleep to nutrition to positive discipline to family relationships
  • A trusted professional you can talk to about your questions and concerns
  • Opportunities to meet and connect with other parents through activities such as story-times, playgroups, and family picnics.
How can I learn more?
If you’re interested in learning more about PAT and if it’s right for you– click HERE to find a program in your area.

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