Parents as Teachers (PAT)

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most influential teacher. With the support of Parents as Teachers (PAT), you can take everyday activities and turn them into teachable moments that maximize your child’s motor, language, and social/emotional development.

You will be matched with a Parent Educator who is trained to answer all your questions and has a “toolbox” of resources for the whole family. Visits will take place twice a month in the comfort of your own home.

The PAT model is designed to achieve four primary goals:

  1. Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practice
  2. Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  3. Prevent child abuse and neglect
  4. Increase children’s school readiness and school success

There are also many incentives to becoming a PAT client, such as free diapers, wipes, and other baby items, community outings for the family, connecting with other local resources, and much more.

This program is completely FREE to all families and is available in both English and Spanish. PAT is an evidence-based, nationally acclaimed program (and our agency is a Blue-Ribbon Affiliate!).

Families with children from prenatal to age three interested in this program may register here to get connected to a Parent Educator.

For more information, please email our Family Programs Manager at or call 920-391-5827.

Professionals looking to refer families may do so HERE.

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