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.


Program Updates

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE’s) Office of Childhood will reimburse school districts implementing the Missouri Parents as Teachers (PAT) Parent Education Program for their annual Visit Tracker subscription. Review the request form for reimbursement requirements.

A Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) Prevention Program regional contact map has been created to assist home visiting programs connect with the CA/N program providing services in their area.

Sample Forms for Curriculum Partner Programs have been revised for immediate use in FY 2024. The revised forms include the Enrollment Form, Participation Agreement, and the Personal Visit Planning Guide and Record. These forms are available under the Sample Forms header listed below.

Requirements, Reporting, and Research

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


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

PATNC Reporting - 

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.

Supervisor Training and Resources

Program Supervisor Training – A required training for new Program Supervisors reviewing program details specific to carrying out their role in an effective manner and a resource for Program Supervisors wanting a refresher.

After completing the Program Supervisor Training modules, submit your feedback to HomeVisiting@dese.mo.gov.

The following resources are companion pieces to the ECDA Administrative Manual. These resources are intended to provide guidance and instruction in meeting the requirements of this program.

Sample Forms

Sample Forms for Curriculum Partner Programs – These forms provide the required documentation needed to support the services being provided. Programs may include additional information on these sample forms to meet the individual needs of the district.

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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 2023 archive)