Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is designed to provide children the best possible start in life. Using research based curriculum, parents are provided with the skills and knowledge they need to help them make the best decisions regarding their children’s education. The program includes personal visits, group connections, health, vision, hearing and developmental screenings, and supports family connections with other community services.

Kansas PAT is dedicated to providing high quality service delivery that meets national and state standards and is a nationally recognized evidence-based program. Research shows that parent education can be an important component in supporting and developing healthy relationships between children and their parents, setting the stage for strong families and children ready for success.

Kansas PAT is a valued partner with other home visiting and early childhood programs working together to promote access to high quality services for children and families in their communities. The program is available to any parent, including fathers, relatives as caregivers, and foster and adoptive parents, who has a child under the age of three and lives within a participating school district.

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Parents as Teachers
USD 500
Contact: Jacki Himpel
(913) 627-4375

Turner Public Schools
Parents as Teachers
USD 202
Contact: Rebecca Stewart
(913) 288-4197

Coffeyville Public Schools
Parents as Teachers
USD 445 
Contact: Leslie Ewy
(620) 252-6485

Southeast Kansas Education Service Center
Parents as Teacher
Service area: USD 101, 404, 412, 436, 446, 447, 461, 484, 493, 499, 504, 508
Contact: Sandy Elsworth
(620) 724-6281

Other Kansas MIECHV Programs