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Upcoming Group Connections​:

  • Octoberfest- Saturday October 1st from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Lincolnville City Park.  PAT will have a booth in the park providing ideas for fall activities for your family. 
  • Fall Harvest Celebration - Saturday October 8th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Peabody Fire Station.  Come for a fun time of learning about fire safety and enjoy the festival, including a chili cook-off and downtown merchants.  Click here for flyers detailing both events.


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​

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.

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

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