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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers Coordinator

Rhonda Highfill
417-443-3361 ext. 118

Parents As Teachers Educators

Terri Goodall
417-443-3361 ext. 307

Cheryl Orr
417-443-3361 ext. 120

Heather Thomas
417-443-3361 ext. 123

**PAT visits are being offered in person, via Zoom meeting, or telephone.**

Fun Facts About Parents As Teachers

  • Parents as Teachers is an international, non-profit organization that promotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.
  • Parents as Teachers designs and develops quality research-based and evidence-informed curricula and trainings for early childhood family support professionals.
  • Through professionals in our national network of affiliates and partners, we provide parents and caregivers with research-based information and support from pregnancy through Kindergarten. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Do you have to qualify to be in the program?
     Answer: No!  Everyone qualifies if you are pregnant or have a child ages 0-5.

Question: How do I get in the program?
     Answer: It’s easy! Call or email the program coordinator or one of our parent educators.  

Question: Where would we meet and how often?
     Answer: We can come to your home or meet somewhere. We will schedule a visit once or twice a month.

For more information about the Parents as Teachers program, please email or call anyone on the list.