Parents as Teachers National CenterParents as Teachers (PAT) is a national award-winning non-profit parent education and family support organization. Through a network of local programs, the Parents as Teachers National Center develops curriculum, trains, and certifies parent educators to work with parents to provide them with parenting support and information on their developing child. The program's core components consist of personal visits, group meetings, developmental screenings and linkages to a network of community resources.
Research indicates there are "windows of opportunity" during the early years of a child's life when learning takes place more easily. Through a collaboration with a team of neuroscientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, PAT developed a comprehensive neuroscience-enriched curriculum. With this research-based curriculum, PAT focuses on these early years, prenatal to kindergarten entry, to help parents understand what to expect during each stage of their child’s development. PAT-certified parent educators offer parents practical ways to encourage learning, manage challenging behavior, and promote strong parent-child relationships.
For more information, or to contact Parents as Teachers National Center, see their website at: www.patnc.org
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