What We Do at Parents as Teachers

  • Home-Based or Personal Visits

    Certified parent educators trained in child development help parents understand each stage of their child’s development and offer practical tips and activities to encourage learning. Enrollment is open to parents of children age birth to 36 months.

    Center-Based

    This program allows parents to get together, share common concerns and gain new insights with a certified parent educator for consultation. Enrollment is for parents of children birth to 36 months of age.

    Group Connections

    Services, which include parent/child activities, play-groups, screenings, and parenting classes, are for families enrolled in home-based and center-based Parents as Teachers. PAT, with BMO Harris Bank and United Way, has a toy and book lending library at selected PAT playgroups. Call 913-780-8106 for details.

    Referral Network

    PAT helps families link to extra services, if needed and wanted, that are beyond the scope of Parents as Teachers.

    Supporting Care Providers

    Voluntary free program for home child care providers. Providers are offered curriculum, aligned with PAT, to gain child development knowledge, activities, discipline strategies, health, safety and nutrition. Offered in Spanish and English.