Parents as Teachers (PAT), an in-home family education program, offers free and voluntary support for parents with children from prenatal to kindergarten entry. The program is designed to give all children the best possible start in life. It is geared to help parents make the most of these crucial learning years, by being their child’s first and most important teacher.
PAT promotes parent involvement in language and intellectual growth, as well as motor and social skills.
The parent educator is there to provide well-researched information to help parents make good decisions and to provide support.
Group connections link parents to each other so they can learn and grow together as parents.
Regular screenings will make sure children are healthy, safe and developing on track.
Parent educators can connect families to additional services that they may need.