Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parent education program offered in Missouri by Hickman Mills School District, serving families who are expecting a child or have children under the age of kindergarten entry. A trained parent educator provides This evidence-based early childhood program is designed to offer regularly scheduled family personal visits, annual developmental screenings, monthly group connections and access to a network of resources. Together, these four components of PAT support school readiness and provide families, schools and communities the guidance they need to ensure children are able to reach their full potential.
“Parents as Teachers is a fantastic program! Parents of all ages and "skill level" can benefit from the parent education!"
“We really enjoy our educator. She's helpful and provides support when needed.”
Kelli Washington, Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction
Janine Oltjen, Lead Parent Educator
Freda Markley Early Childhood Center
9201 E. Bannister Road Kansas City, MO 64134