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Parents as Teachers (PAT)


Vision

All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Mission

To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

Values

The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life.

Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.

Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services.

All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations.

An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.

Goals

  1. Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
  2. Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  3. Prevent child abuse and neglect
  4. Increase children’s school readiness and school success