Pattonville Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program

Are you the parent of a child under 5? If so, we have the perfect program for you and your child...the Pattonville Parents as Teachers program. This program is built on the premise that parents are a child's first and best teacher. Did you know that children learn most from the people they love?


Being a parent is a lot more fun and much less stressful if...

You know how your child grows and develops.

You know how to encourage your child so he will get off to a great start in life.

You share experiences and receive support from other families who have a child the same age as yours.


The Parents as Teachers program includes...

A special time with you and your child - home visits with a parent educator

A time for sharing and learning with other parents - parenting classes and group meetings

Fun activities for both parent and child

Age-appropriate screenings for your child

Assistance with difficult issues (i.e. sleeping, toilet training, discipline)

Developmental information and education

Resources linking parents with special services, if needed


Who is eligible? This program is FREE and available to all families in the Pattonville School District with young children. This includes families who:

Are expecting a new baby

Have children under school age

Pattonville's team of parent educators provide support, resources, and developmental information to help with your most important, but sometimes toughest job; that of being a parent. Each family enrolled in PAT is provided with their own personal parent educator.


Enroll in Parents as Teachers


Parent Educators If you are currently enrolled in the Pattonville Parents as Teachers program and would like to contact your parent educator by e-mail, please click on their name below. To contact your educator by phone, please call (314) 213-8003, and enter their extension below to reach them directly.


Kathy Albers, x2022

Kathy Weber, x2021

Lori Connors, x2024

Tammy Davis, x2027

Julie Hilker, x2026

Cheryl Norfolk, x2025

Tess Gaeng, x2023


Click on the link below to view the Early Childhood Newsletter:

December Newsletter



Developmental Screenings

Parents as Teachers performs developmental screenings, that assesses the following areas: Motor, Concepts, Language,

Self-Help Skills, and Social Emotional Development. For more information, please call 314-213-8100.

To schedule a screening please follow the link



Parent Educators conduct a developmental screening with this 3 year old.



What to Expect on Your Personal Visit


Parents as Teachers conducts personal visits with families of children ranging from prenatal through age five, using research based information in cognitive, social, motor, and language development. Below are some examples of what to expect during your personal visit with your Parent Educator.