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.
Parent Educators If you are currently enrolled in the Pattonville Parents as Teachers program and would like to contact your parent educator by phone, please call (314) 213-8003, and enter their extension below to reach them directly.
Kathy Albers, x 3
Kathy Weber, x 5
Lori Connors, x 4
Tammy Davis, x 6
Julie Hilker, x 2
Cheryl Norfolk, x 1
Tess Gaeng, x 7
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
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.