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Kansas Parents as Teachers

Click here for the Directory of Kansas Parents as Teachers programs to find contact information for a program in your community.

The Parents as Teachers® (PAT) evidence-based affiliate model provides parents with the skills and knowledge they need to help make informed decisions regarding their child’s education. The program includes personal visits, group connections, health, vision, hearing and developmental screenings, and supports family connections with other community services. Additional information about the Parents as Teachers program is available on the PAT National website: www.parentsasteachers.org.

KSDE serves as the Parents as Teachers® State Office and supports local programs with implementing the Parents as Teachers affiliate model. The KPAT program is available to any parent, including fathers, relatives as caregivers, and foster and adoptive parents, who has a child under the age of kindergarten entry and lives within a participating school district.

This is a map of Kansas USDs that sponsor Parents as Teachers programs.

Kansas Home Visiting

Kansas Parents as Teachers partners with other home visiting and early childhood programs to promote access to high quality services for children and families in their communities. Visit kshomevisiting.org for more information about home visiting in Kansas.

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Early Childhood Director
Amanda Petersen
apetersen@ksde.org

Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Nis Wilbur
nwilbur@ksde.org

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Julie R. Rand
jrand@ksde.org

Early Childhood /State Preschool Programs Consultant
Natalie McClane
nmcclane@ksde.org

Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services

(SICC – State Interagency Coordinating Council)
Jordan Christian
jchristian@ksde.org

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Beccy Strohm
bstrohm@ksde.org
(785) 296-6602

Early Childhood Fact Sheets

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