Parents as Teachers

Pattonville Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program 
Are you the parent of a child under 5? If so, we have the perfect program for you and your child...the Pattonville Parents as Teachers program. This program is built on the premise that parents are a child's first and best teacher.  Did you know that children learn most from the people they love?

Being a parent is a lot more fun and much less stressful if...
You know how your child grows and develops.
You know how to encourage your child so he will get off to a great start in life.
You share experiences and receive support from other families who have a child the same age as yours.

The Parents as Teachers program includes...
A special time with you and your child - home visits with a parent educator
A time for sharing and learning with other parents - parenting classes and group meetings
Fun activities for both parent and child
Age-appropriate screenings for your child
Assistance with difficult issues (i.e. sleeping, toilet training, discipline)
Developmental information and education
Resources linking parents with special services, if needed

Who is eligible? This program is FREE and available to all families in the Pattonville School District with young children. This includes families who:
Are expecting a new baby
Have children under school age
Pattonville's team of parent educators provide support, resources, and developmental information to help with your most important, but sometimes toughest job; that of being a parent.  Each family enrolled in PAT is provided with their own personal parent educator. 

For more information and to enroll in Parents as Teachers, call 314-213-8100 or email Kendra Goldman and get started! 

Parent Educators If you are currently enrolled in the Pattonville Parents as Teachers program and would like to contact your parent educator by e-mail, please click on their name below. To contact your educator by phone, please call (314) 213-8100,  and enter their extension below to reach them directly.

Click on the link below to view the Early Childhood Newsletter:

PAT Spring 2017 Newsletter FOR WEBSITE.pdf
Developmental Screenings
Parents as Teachers performs developmental screenings, that assesses the following areas: Motor, Concepts, Language,
Self-Help Skills, and Social Emotional Development. For more information, please call 314-213-8100.

Parent Educators conduct a developmental screening with this 3 year old.

What to Expect on Your Personal Visit

Parents as Teachers conducts personal visits with families of children ranging from prenatal through age five, using research based information in cognitive, social, motor, and language development. Below are some examples of what to expect during your personal visit with your Parent Educator.

Music and movement play an integral role in a child's development.  Music engages the brain while stimulating nueral pathways with higher forms of intelligence as abstract thinking, empathy and mathematics.  This little girl and her mom are sharing the fun experience together.

Ball play encourages gross motor development, balance and coordination.

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On arecent PAT visit, this 24 month old is learning to recognize colors while practicing hand-eye coordination.

PAT helps educate families about preparing children for the arrival of a new sibling.
Age: 4 Years

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On a recent PAT visit, this child enjoyed an activity that engaged sensory and motor development as well as caring for his home.
Age: 18 months

This activity introduces the intellectual concepts of colors, shapes, and sorting.
Age: 28 months

This child just learned to clap her hands by imitating her mom.
Age: 8 months

In this photo, this child is learning to crawl on all fours.
Age: 8 months

These siblings enjoy imaginative play, pretending to be "Bob the Builder" and practicing motor/hand-eye
coordination while hammering golf tees into Styrofoam.
Age: 19 months          Age: 3 years

In this photo, this child is "caring for Patty Bear". During a recent personal visit, the family's Parent Educator helped
parents understand and utilize Pattonville's PBIS program.
Age: 4 years

Each personal visit includes reading a book.  Family book reading is a great way to foster relationships and is vital for encouraging
language development and building vocabulary.
Age: 27 months

On this visit this little boy is learning to clean up.
Age: 27 months