This special division of Parents as Teachers offers specialized curricula and training, both online and face-to-face, in a variety of topic-specific areas for any professional working with children and families. These à la carte options take into account your learning style, time and budget and allow you to come back time and again to add expertise to your learning portfolio.
All Knowledge Studio trainings are approved for Continuing Education Units by the University
of Missouri - St. Louis. To schedule any of these trainings please contact the Knowledge Studio
at (314) 432-4330 Ext. 228 (A one-day option is available for select trainings.)
2. PAT Curriculum only.
Your staff can be trained in the Parents as Teachers approach by registering for Foundational Training. This training lays the foundation for home visiting as a methodology within the early childhood system and connects the theoretical framework of Parents as Teachers with practice. Staff that complete this training become subscribers - approved users of the Parents as Teachers Foundational Curriculum.
Please review the Parents as Teachers document entitled Readiness Reflections to determine which option best fits your needs.
ABOUT PAT - PARENTS AS TEACHERS
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a voluntary family education and support program which works with families prenatally to kindergarten entry. The program is based on the beliefs that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers and that the early years lay the foundation for children's success in school and in life. PAT provides the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Parents as Teachers - What we do
What is Evidenced-Based Home Visitation? Why invest in Parents as Teachers?
PAT Research Highlights
How does PAT prevent child abuse?
How does PAT support FFN child care?
How does PAT support school readiness?
Promoting Responsible Fatherhood
NEW: Alignment with Early Head Start and with Early Learning Standards
1. PAT Home Visitation Model.
Your staff can be trained in the Parents as Teachers model by registering for Foundational
and Model Implementation Training. This training lays the foundation for home visiting as a methodology within the early childhood system and connects the theoretical framework of
Parents as Teachers with practice. Staff that complete this training become Credentialed
PAT Educators. Both programs (PAT Affiliations) staff are required to be compliant with the Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements.
The PAT Model consists of:
Personal/home visits by certified parent educators
Parent Connections - Groups covering early childhood development and parenting Developmental, vision, hearing, and health screenings for young children
Resources and/or referrals