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What do Parents as Teachers & Teen PAT offer for Families with Children Birth to Three ?

Parents as Teachers (located in the Early Learning Center) is a parent education program for families in the Springfield School District with children prenatal to age three. PAT is grounded in the belief that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers.

PAT helps parents give their children the best possible start in life, laying the foundations for later school success. Families, who qualify, will receive home visits twice a month with a PAT certified parent educator. In addition, parent workshops, parent-child days, developmental screenings, a lending library, and a biannual newsletter are offered to families living in the Springfield School District. For enrollment information please contact the Parents as Teachers office at (217) 525-3315.

Teen Parents as Teachers is a parent education program for pregnant and parenting teens residing in the Springfield School District. Teen PAT provides home visits to parenting teens, group meetings, and support services to promote high school graduation or attainment of G.E.D. For more information please contact the Parents as Teachers office at (217) 525-3315.

Evening Learning Together is open to all parents in the Springfield School District with children 0-3. These parent-child playgroups are scheduled Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm (see ELC calendar) for parents and children to work together in a classroom setting.

The calendar button on the left includes Early Learning Center Workshops that are open to PAT enrolled families as well as PAT calendar dates for both Learning Together and Evening Learning Together.