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Parents as Teachers (PAT)

The Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) provides parent education services to first-time parents. Parents receive monthly home visits from a trained parent educator from the time the child is born through age 3, and in cases of multiple risk, through age 5.The purpose of each visit is to provide information to parent about their child and strategies to encourage and assist in their child’s development.

Services are available statewide with programs operating in all three countries. PAT serves children most at-risk for later learning challenges. They provide families with the information and resources necessary to allow them to support their child. This support results in families acquiring the skills to become nurturers of their child’s development and be their child’s first teachers.



Phone: (302) 735-4295