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​​​​Marion County Parents as Teachers

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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

Upcoming Group Connections​:

  • Block Fest - Nov. 16th 6:00-7:30pm or Nov. 17th 9:30-11am(RSVP Required, see below for more information)
    Join Marion County PAT and Marion County Head Start for our Annual BLOCK Fest event!  The Marion Community Building will be filled with a variety of blocks.  You and your children will move from station to station enjoying block play together.  As you play together with the blocks, your children will engage in play that builds an understanding of math and science concepts. Please click here for more information!

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

Every child 0-36 months of age is eligible for the Parents as Teachers program in Marion County!

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.

Marion County Parents as Teachers has received national recognition as a Blue Ribbon Affiliate, making it one of the top performing home visiting affiliates within the international Parents as Teachers network!  The official designation was made on October 1, 2018.

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.