Parents as Teachers

Wellsville-Middletown R-I Montgomery Co. R-II

Nancy Blaue

Program Coordiantor and Parent Educator

Nancy has been a parent educator with PAT for 21 years. She and her husband Adam, live and work on a farm in rural Wellsville. They have three grown children and a toddler grandson and granddaughter.


Mindy Nasir

Parent Educator

Mindy became a PAT Educator after retiring from a teaching career of 25 years. This is her fifth year as a parent educator. She and her husband, Pete, a retired administrator for the Wellsville-Middletown School District, live in Vandalia. They have three grown daughters, and three grandchildren



What is Parents as Teachers?

Parents as Teachers is a parent education and support program for families with children from birth to kindergarten entry, as well as expectant parents. It is designed for parents to help their child learn, grow and develop to realize his/her full potential.

Parents as Teachers Vision: All Children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

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

Who is eligible for Parents as Teachers?

Any family in the Montgomery Co. R-II or Wellsville-Middletown R-I School District can take advantage of our services for FREE:

  • Personalized Home Visits with a certified Parent Educator

  • Annual Health, Hearing and Vision Screening

  • Annual Developmental Screening

  • Group Connection Events

  • Access to our Resource and Referral Network

Upcoming Group Connections

Our PAT program schedules Group Connections throughout the year. These family events are designed with fun and learning in mind. During in-person group connections, families will be encouraged to social distence, and hand sanitizer and antibacteral wipes will be available. In the event that the school districts in our county go to virtual learning, our program wll coordinate some virtual group connections as well.

***All in-person Group Connections are subject to cancellation depending on the covid-19 situtaion in our county. We will continue to seek the health department's guidence as we move forward. Please check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Obstacle Course in the Park

Join us for a low/no contact fun morning. We will be using pool noodles among other things to design a pint sized obstacle course to encourage kids to run, jump, change direction and and just get active!

When: Monday, August 31st

Where: Wabash Park (100 S. Walker St., Montgomery City)

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Things That Go

Come and explore all kinds of differnt vehicles from our community.

When: Monday September 28th

Where: WM R-I Elementary School parking lot

Time: 6-7 p.m.


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2021 Spring Screening Dates

Mark your calenders now for our spring screenings!

More information will be available after the first of the year, including times, phone numbers and dates to call to make an appointment. Children need to be age 4 by July 31, 2021 to be eligiable for preschool and age 5 by July 31, 2021 for kindergarten.

Montgomery Co. R-II Preschool Screening

  • Montgomery City Elementary March 12th

  • Jonesburg Elementary March 17th

Wellville-Middletown R-I Preschool and Kindergarten Screening

  • Wellsville-Middletown Elementary School March 25th and 26th

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Get FREE BOOKS delivered to your mailbox every month!

Montgomery Co. is an affiliate of the Dolly Parton Foundation. Dolly's Imagination Libary is available to children living in our county. Each month an age appropiate book is mailed to children ages birth to five. Children recieve their last book the month they turn five.