Parents as Teachers (PAT)

PAT aims to 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, and increase children’s school readiness and school success. The PAT model consists of one-on-one home visits, group connections/meetings, health and developmental screenings for children, and a resource network for parents. Program lasts for at least two years, beginning as early as pregnancy and ending at the child’s 3rd birthday or at kindergarten entry.

, 1984

Evidence Rating: I

Cost: N/A

Additional Info:


Home Visiting Parenting Education Socio-emotional Development for Children

Perinatal Periods:

Parenting Postpartum Prenatal

Resource types:

Model programs

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