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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

The Early Childhood Education Act programs help to increase parents’ confidence and improve their parenting skills. They can then better support their children’s education and development before and after school entry. Periodic screenings increase parents’ understanding of their children’s developmental progress, as well as alert them to any possible delays. Early intervention for identified problems helps improve chances that children will enter school with “healthy minds and bodies.” 

Program Information





Training Opportunities

PAT Professional Learning Communities (PLC) are offered at "No Charge" to Missouri Parent Educators.  Opportunities are available in:

  • March PLC Training Opportunities
    • March 4, 2016 Introduction to Health and Developmental Screening has been cancelled.
    • ​Location Change for March 30, 2016 PLC in Macon, MO
      • New Location:  Missouri National Guard Building, 1616 South Missouri, Macon MO  
  • ​​April PLC Training Opportunities
    • ​​Location Change for April 4, 2016 PLC in Columbia, MO
      New Location:  The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia MO

Missouri Parents as Teachers will host Professional Learning Communities “Mini-sessions” on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the Conference on the Young Years (CYY), at Tan-Tar-A Resort.  These sessions will be at “No charge” to Missouri Parent educators.  They will be held at the same time as the CYY Pre-conference.  Registration for the PAT "Mini-session" sessions IS NOT available on the CYY registration site.  Registration information is available HERE.

Training Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For questions regarding the Professional Learning Communities training opportunities, please contact Diane Addison at 
573-221-3054 or [email protected].

General Information