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Parents As Teachers

Welcome to Parents as Teachers
 
Parents as Teachers
 
Q: What is Parents As Teachers (PAT)?
A: Parents As Teachers is a program with parent educators certified in child development who help parents be their child's first and best teacher. They help parents increase parenting confidence and competence. They strive to meet individual needs and accommodate your child's development and help resolve concerns.

Q: What does the Parents As Teachers program include?
A:

Personalized visits to help you learn about child development, how your child's brain is developing, talk about concerns, ask questions, and share the joys and frustrations of parenting.
Play groups where children can learn to play with others and try new activities, and parents can meet and share experiences.
Regular developmental screenings to reassure you of your child's progress and to help identify potential problems.
A resources network that can help parents find services in their community, if needed, beyond what PAT can do.

Q: What research supports Parents As Teachers?
A: Parents As Teachers children, at age three, were significantly more advanced in language, social development, problem solving and other intellectual skills than comparison children. The children also outscored their peers on measures of school readiness and later school achievement and they less frequently placed in special education. Lastly, parents took a more active role in their children's schooling than non-PAT parents.

To learn more about the Basehor-Linwood Parents As Teacher Program, contact:

Becky Peters
Parents as Teachers Coordinator
rpeters@usd458.org
(913) 223-1892

or visit the Parents As Teachers National Website
Parents as Teachers Activities
Playgroups - Playgroups are for parents/guardians and their birth to 3-year-old children. They offer adults the opportunity to meet with other parents, develop friendships, and share parenting experiences and ideas. They give chidlren and opportunity to play with other children and to practice and develop their social skills. Play groups last for one hour. They are held at Basehor Elementary School.
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  • If USD 458 cancels school due to inclement weather, Parents as Teachers activities such as playgroups and fitness classes will be canceled as well.
  • Please keep walk-ways and porches as clear as possible for your parent educator by removing snow or sprinkling salt.
  • If your home visits are held after dark, please remember to turn on a light for your parent educator.
Contact Parents as Teachers
 
Becky Peters

Coordinator

rpeters@usd458.org

Phone:

913-223-1892