Parents as Teachers

Our Vision:

All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.

Parents As Teachers is a parent education and support program offered to families with children age birth to Kindergarten entry. The program offers 4 main components to its participants: Home Visits, Developmental Screenings, Group Meetings, and a Resource Network.


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

Program Goals:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices.
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • Increase children’s school readiness and school success.

Core Values:

  • The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and in life.
  • Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.
  • Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services.
  • All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographic, geographic or economic considerations.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.

Parents As Teachers

Erin Hall

PAT Program Manager

Candice Gates

PAT Educator


Tarah Kovacevich

Lead PAT Educator & Certified Car Seat Tech

Michelle Brown

PAT Educator

Nancy Kincaid

PAT Plus PT Educator