Information for Parents

Parents are children's first and most important teachers. It is the belief of Parents as Teachers that parents are the true experts on what their children need to succeed and thrive in school and life.

Parents as Teachers offers research-based information for parents of children birth to kindergarten. Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based program that helps parents learn practical ways to be their child's best first teacher. Our trained professionals meet one-on-one with families, in their homes and in group meetings, providing them with child development information, encouragement and health and developmental screenings. Parents as Teachers reaches about 250,000 families each year around the world.

Due to funding limitations, Parents as Teachers is not located in every county. To find out if there is a PAT program serving your area, please visit the Find a PAT Program menu option to the left.