Parent Information

Why Should I Participate in Parents as Teachers (PAT)?



Want to enroll?

Contact your local school district for more information about their PAT program.

What can I as a parent expect?

  • Family personal visits are provided by a parent educator who will partner with you to support and promote your child’s development through individualized activities that will prepare your child for future success in school and life.
  • Developmental screenings provide information on the individual growth and development of your child as well as health, hearing, vision and dental checks. Annual developmental screenings can support continued growth and identify potential delays or concerns.
  • Group connections allow for parent-child interactions, increase knowledge of ways to support child development and provide an opportunity to practice parenting skills in a group setting.
  • Resource networks provide you with connections to information and services available in the community to support your family.

Still have questions about PAT?




American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC Developmental Milestones

Child Care Aware

Children’s Trust Fund: Positive Parenting Tips

Early Connections


Missouri Early Learning Standards

NAEYC for Families