Parents as Teachers

Your baby was born to learn, and you are your child’s first and most important teacher.

Welcome! East Prairie Parents as Teachers (PAT) is now accepting enrollment of new families. The district offers this exciting, rewarding, and FREE program that can help your child be a successful learner. PAT is a voluntary early childhood parent education and family support program designed to help parents give their children the best possible start in life.

"It's not easy being a parent, but at least we can help you feel like you've done everything you can to help prepare your child to be successful in school," said DeeDee Douglas, East Prairie PAT Parent Educator. We can't wait until your child starts school to begin learning. Your baby was born to learn, and you are your child's first and most important teacher.

Complete the PAT Request for Information to learn more, or email

PAT Vision

The vision of Parents as Teachers is that all children will develop, learn and grow to realize their full potential.

PAT Mission

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.