Missouri's Parent Education Program - Program Information

Missouri's Parent Education Program is supported through a collaborative partnership that includes the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Parents as Teacher National Center (PATNC), and the local school district. Each partner has specific roles and responsibilities that collectively ensure that families in Missouri have access to quality parent education services through this program.

Missouri's Parent Education Program DESE Contacts

FY 2022-23 Program Changes

An Administrative Memo from Pam Thomas, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Childhood, was disseminated to all school district administrators on February 28, 2022. This memo provided a brief overview of changes to Missouri's Parent Education Program for FY 2023.

Early Childhood Development Act (ECDA) Administrative Manual

Revisions Document

Sample Forms (For use by Missouri Curriculum Partners only)

Program Designations Options for Providing Parent Education Services

Requirements, Reporting, and Research

Requirements – Program specific guidance, procedures, tools and timeline to support programs in implementing Missouri’s Parent Education Program.

Reporting – Reporting timeline and guidance documents to assist programs with Missouri’s Parent Education Program reporting requirements.

Research – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) contracted with the University of Missouri’s Institute of Public Policy (IPP) to examine the effects of the Missouri school district-based Parents as Teachers (MO PAT) participation on child outcomes.

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Parents as Teachers Missouri Curriculum Partner

Model Affiliate Program
Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities, curriculum training, and resources for program supervisors and parent educators.


Communication sent during the program year relating to PAT. (Program year 2022 archive)