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Kansas Parents as Teachers

See the KSDE Early Childhood Home Page for Early Childhood Funding Opportunities for 2021-2022.

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 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.

Kansas Parents as Teachers Coordinators' Meeting

This annual meeting is an opportunity for Parents as Teachers Coordinators, Lead Educators, and Administrators to convene for networking, learning, and providing feedback. The Kansas State Department of Education collaborates with local Kansas PAT program personnel to develop a relevant agenda. PAT leaders from across Kansas lead sessions on a variety of topics and KSDE provides a focused session for new administrators. Participation at this meeting is voluntary.

Agenda 2019
Foundations for School Success presentation
Focused Session: Information for New Coordinators
KIDS Collection and KPAT

Kansas Parents as Teachers Quality Improvement Grant 2019-2020

KPAT Quality Improvement Grant Application 2019.docx (Application submission closed on Friday, September, 13th 2019)
KPAT Quality Improvement Grants Awarded

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
    (General information, Webinars)

Early Childhood Director
Amanda Petersen

Early Childhood / Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Nis Wilbur

Early Childhood Special Education Consultant
Julie R. Rand

Early Childhood /State Preschool Programs Consultant
Natalie McClane

Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services

(SICC – State Interagency Coordinating Council)
Jordan Christian

Problems with this webpage
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(785) 296-6602

Early Childhood Fact Sheets

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