​​​​Marion County Parents as Teachers


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

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.

Copyright Marion County Parents As Teachers. All rights reserved.

What we do

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

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.

Upcoming Group Connections​:

  • March - Daddy Olympics 2017
    It is time for Daddy Olympics!  Join Marion County Parents as Teachers on Saturday March 4th from 9:30-11:30 am at the Marion Sports and Aquatics Center for a fun morning of sports play and free swimming.  Click here to view the flyer with more information.  Please note that this is NOT an RSVP event.  All daddies and children ages 0 through 5 are welcome.  If you have any questions, please contact Susie Kliewer at 620-947-4041 or via email at susie.kliewer@usd410.net. 

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