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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.” 

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Training Opportunities

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

  • Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 PLC Registration Information (updated 10-25-16)
    • Strong Parents, Stable Children by Dr. David Schramm, ​October 20, 2016 in St. Peters - Registration is closed for this opportunity because the session is full.  Dr. Schramm will be presenting at the Conference on the Young Years in March.  Information on CYY is available HERE.
    • Location change for the November 2, 2016 "As Children Learn and Grow" PLC.  Special Services Office, Camdenton Middle School, 88 Lake Drive, Camdenton, MO  65020.
Training Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For questions regarding the Professional Learning Communities training opportunities, please contact Diane Addison at 573-221-3054 or daddison@hannibal.k12.mo.us.


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