PAT Parent Educators help parents understand the critical importance of their child's early years and suggest ways in which parents can maximize those windows of opportunity with fun every day activities. PAT believes that a good school start begins at birth.
Parents as Teachers
1101 N. Mulberry
Abilene, KS 67410
Staff email contacts:
Lori Portelli, Program Coordinator & Parent Educator
Molly Veach, Parent Educator
Meta West, Program Supervisor
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- Personal Visits — Personal visits offer parents timely information about each stage of their child's development and learning.
- Group Connections — Frequently scheduled get-togethers with other parents provide opportunities to gain new insights and share common interests.
- Screenings— Periodic screenings help assess the overall development in language, social, intellect, motor and health.
- Resource Networking — Networking links families with community resources and services beyond the scope of the PAT program. See our Resource Network tab.
We offer parenting resources for checkout. To see what's available, download our lists of literacy kits &/or parenting materials. Any of these items can be checked out by contacting your Parent Educator.
Family Fun Literacy Kits provided by a grant from Target Corporation, are designed to help promote early literacy skills, covering ages ranging from birth through age three. Kits include books, props and materials related to each topic. Click here for list.
Lending Library for Parents — Other books and materials in our PAT library are included here.