Upcoming Group Connections​:

  • BLOCK Fest - November  2017 - (3 dates and times to choose from)
    ​Join Marion County PAT and Marion County Head Start for our Annual BLOCK Fest event!  The Lincolnville and Marion Community Buildings will be filled with a variety of blocks.  You and your children will move from station to station enjoying block play together.  You choose one date & time that works for your family:  November 9th from 6:00-7:30pm  @ Lincolnville Community Bldg. OR November 10th from 6:00-7:30pm / November 11th 9:30-11:00am @Marion City Building basement. Space is limited to 20 families per session.  Please contact Susie at (620)947-4041 (call/text) or email at susie.kliewer@usd410.net to reserve your spot! Click here for the attached flyer for more information.

Recycle for PAT
  • Formula cans
  • oatmeal containers
  • glass baby food jars and lids
  • Baby Wipes Containers​

Research Shows:

  • PAT children were more advanced than other 3 year-olds in language and social development, problem-solving, and other intellectual skills.
  • PAT children outscored their peers on measures of school readiness and later school achievement.
  • PAT children performed better than non-PAT children in elementary school. 
  • PAT was found to reduce placement in special education; lower incidence of abuse and neglect. 
  • PAT parents took a more active role in their children’s schooling than did non-PAT parents.

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​​​​Marion County Parents as Teachers


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

who we


Serving Districts: USD 397 Centre, USD 398 Peabody-Burns, USD 408 Marion-Florence, USD 410 Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh, USD 411 Goessel 

mission statement

A fun, early learning program sponsored by local school districts for soon-to-be parents and parents with children up to three years of age.

Parents as Teachers is designed to assist ALL FAMILIES with children from birth to age three in becoming their children's first teachers.

What we do