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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.

Kansas Parents as Teachers 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.

Useful Kansas Parents as Teachers Documents

Kansas Parents as Teachers Quality Improvement Grant 2019-2020

The deadline for KSDE’s receipt of proposals is 4:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019. Proposals must be delivered before the deadline via SurveyMonkey. All applicants must submit one copy of the grant.

Instructions for submitting a SurveyMonkey application:
1.Download the KPAT Quality Improvement Grant Application 2019.docx document:
2.Complete and save the application using Microsoft Word or other text-based program on your electronic device.
3.Open SurveyMonkey by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KPATQualityImprovementGrant 
4.Complete required fields in SurveyMonkey. Note: You may view the SurveyMonkey version of the application here: KPAT Quality Improvement Grant Application SurveyMonkey template.pdf
5.Upload into SurveyMonkey the previously completed grant application that you saved using Microsoft Word.
6.Click Submit.

Please note: Applicants are encouraged to print the SurveyMonkey message indicating a successful upload.

The closing date and procedures for guaranteeing a timely submission will be strictly observed. No supplemental or revised materials will be accepted after the closing date and time.

Foundations for School Success Data System

Foundations for School Success is a web-based application used to collect early childhood data.

Login to KSDE Authenticated Applications: https://apps.ksde.org/authentication/login.aspx

This webinar will lead data entry personnel through adding necessary data fields in the Early Childhood Foundations for School Success authenticated application, otherwise known as FSS. Data entry in FSS is required for Kansas Parents as Teachers programs. Foundations for School Success Training May 2019

User Key Documents

Foundations for School Success Step by Step Guide (PDF)
2013-2014 Foundations for School Success User's Guide (updated 8/2018) (PDF)
 KIDS and Foundations for School Success (PDF)

Foundations for School Success Materials

Vision-Hearing Screen (PDF)
ASQ-3 Screening Summary (PDF)
ASQ:SE Screening Summary (PDF)

Transition Survey (PDF)
Classroom Practices Survey (PDF)
Child Survey (PDF)
Family Survey (PDF)
Educator Survey (PDF)
Protective Factors Survey English / Spanish (PDF)

 Early Childhood Home Page
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Early Childhood Director
Amanda Petersen

Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Nis Wilbur

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Natalie McClane

Kindergarten Readiness Coordinator
Julie Ewing

Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services
(SICC – State Interagency Coordinating Council)

Jordan Christian

Problems with this webpage
Beccy Strohm
(785) 296-6602

Early Childhood Fact Sheets

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