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

serve

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.

​​​​Marion County Parents as Teachers

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What we do

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

mission statement

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​:

  • Cookies with Santa - Join PAT on Saturday December 10th at the Florence Library (324 Main Street, Florence) from 10:00-11:00 am for a great story, delicious cookies and a fun time with Santa.  Click here for a flyer with more details.  Questions?  Contact Susie Kliewer at susie.kliewer@usd410.net or 620-947-4041.


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

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