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Kansas Parents as Teachers

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announces the release of a funding opportunity to provide high-quality parent education for families of children birth up to kindergarten entry to meet specific early childhood outcomes for state fiscal year 2023 (school year 2022-2023). The purpose of this Kansas Parents as Teachers FY23 grant opportunity is to provide parent education services to Kansas children and families ages birth to kindergarten entry.  Grant applications for FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers funding are due Friday, April 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Online Application Link *FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant application* (external link)
Once you log in, please click this path:
Applications > My applications > Start Application.
In the drop down menus select:
Funding Agency or Entity:
Kansas State Department of Education Grant Opportunity:
Kansas Parents as Teachers FY23

Other useful links/documents for the FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant application:
Instructions for the KPAT FY23 Application in CommonApp (PDF)
The FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Assurances document (PDF)
The FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Application (Word)

The Kansas Parents as Teachers FY23 grant application closes Friday, April 1, 2022, at 5:00 pm.

Kansas Parents as Teachers Statewide Directory

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.

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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

Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Lisa Williams

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) Consultant
Kristy Cotton

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