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​​​​Marion County Parents as Teachers

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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.

who we

serve

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.

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

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

Upcoming Group Connections​:

  • Zoo Trip - May 12, 2018 - (Join us at the Sedgwick Co. Zoo in Wichita)
    Join Marion County PAT at the Sedgwick County Zoo on Saturday May 12th​ for a fun day at the zoo.  A group discount rate of $5 per person ages 3 and up is available for those who RSVP to Susie Kliewer at 620-947-4041 by Tuesday May 8th.  Families must arrive at the PAT check in table between 9:30-10:00 am in order to get the discount rate.  Please bring exact cash.  Extended family and friends are welcome.  Click here for a flyer with more details.  


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.