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Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a child development/parenting/family services program for pregnant women and families with a child between birth through Kindergarten. Staff recognize parents as the first and most important teacher of their child.

The PAT program assists parents prenatally through age three by providing up to date information and opportunities to share information and experiences with well trained Parent Educators. 

Parent Educators meet with parents once to twice a month in their home. The primary focus is child development and parenting and is open to ALL families that live in the USD 489 Hays School District. 

PAT, in conjunction with Early Head Start, offers playgroups and socialization opportunities.

This program is funded through the Kansas State Department of Education plus a local match from USD 489.

For more information about Parents as Teachers, please contact us at 785-623-2430.