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

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

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.

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

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Upcoming Group Connections​:

  • May 13 - Annual PAT Zoo Trip
    Join Marion County Parents as Teachers at the Sedgwick County Zoo on Saturday May 13th.   Click here for information regarding field trip time, group rate fee and other tidbits.  Please note: there is no limit to how many sign up, but we do need to know the number attending for snack and hand out purposes.  So RSVP (call/text Susie at 620-947-4041, or email, with numbers and ages of children) and she will sign you up for this fun-filled day!

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What we do

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.

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