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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is designed to provide children the best possible start in life.  Using research based curriculum, parents are provided with the skills and knowledge they need to help them make the best decisions regarding their children’s education.  The program includes personal visits, group connections, health, vision, hearing and developmental screenings, and supports family connections with other community services.
Kansas PAT is dedicated to providing high quality service delivery that meets national and state standards and is a nationally recognized evidence-based program.    Research shows that parent education can be an important component in supporting and developing healthy relationships between children and their parents, setting the stage for strong families and children ready for success.
Kansas PAT is a valued partner with other home visiting and early childhood programs working together to promote access to high quality services for children and families in their communities.
The program is available to any parent, including fathers, relatives as caregivers, and foster and adoptive parents,  who has a child under the age of three and lives within a participating school district. The school districts currently participating in the Parents As Teachers program are shaded blue in the map below. The Directory of Parents As Teachers programs provides contact information. Additional information about the Parents as Teachers program is available on the PAT National website: http://www.parentsasteachers.org/

Map of PAT programs by school district

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If you have any trouble, feel free to contact KSDE Parents as Teachers staff for assistance.

Early Childhood, Special Education, Title Programs Team Director:
Colleen Riley

Early Childhood Coordinator
Gayle M. Stuber

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Barbara A. Dayal

Parents as Teachers Consultant
Janet Newton, MS

Senior Administrative Assistant
Beccy Strohm

Team Pages

Main Team Page
Early Childhood
Special Education
Title Services
Reports and Collections
Fact Sheets
Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) (external link)
Kansas’ Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) (external link)

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Evelyn Alden

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