Parents As Teachers (PAT)
Welcome to the Morgan County R-II Parents As Teachers website! Our goal for this website is to provide parents with information about our program, its services and how to enroll. Remember to enroll in our program you must live within the Morgan County R-II School District boundaries. We encourage you to have a look around the website to learn more about this wonderful and free program brought to you through our local school district.
What is Parents as Teachers?
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5.
As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher and your home is your child’s first classroom. Your baby begins learning at birth. Brain growth and development happens more rapidly during the first five years of life than at any other time.
Parents are supported by PAT-certified parent educators trained to translate scientific information on early brain development into specific when, what, how and why advice for families. By understanding what to expect during each stage of development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child's language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills.
Our Vision: All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.
Our Mission: 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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