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Kansas Parents as Teachers

The Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) is the State Office for Parents as Teachers (PAT) in Kansas and supports local programs in implementing the Parents as Teachers affiliate model.
FY2024 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Application packet

FY24 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Application-Word
FY24 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Application-Qualtrics-Coming Soon
FY24 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Awards (PDF)
FY24 KPAT Assurance Document (PDF)

  • The grant application will be submitted through Qualtrics. That link is not yet available - I anticipate that the Qualtrics platform will be available on 3/1/2023.  You should begin pulling together the information needed for the application (I have attached the documents in Word so that they you can fill directly in the document and be ready to transfer to Qualtrics when I have it available). The Qualtrics link will be sent directly to Program Coordinators and also made available above. 
    Grant Applications are due March 31, 2023.
  • Please read the application document thoroughly to help you understand the grant application process.
  • The Assurances and Affiliate Plan will be uploaded through Qualtrics.
  • The FY24_Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Awards (PDF) posted above is a chart that provides the maximum award amount for each program. The document is sorted by school district number (smallest to largest). In Part 5 of the Grant Application document (page 14) you will find the definitions for how maximum award amounts were calculated. These maximum award amounts are based on the Governor's proposed budget for FY2024.
  • For questions or technical assistance, please contact the KSDE, Parents as Teachers Program Consultant, Lisa Williams at:
    email lwilliams@ksde.org or by phone - 785-296-4964
Thanks for all you do to support families and children in Kansas! Your work is vital to early childhood and sets the stage for a successful transition into the child's educational journey.

FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant application links:
FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant Application (PDF)
FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Assurances Document (PDF)

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.

Kansas school districts with Parents as Teachers programs in green

Kansas Home Visiting

Kansas Parents as Teachers programs partner with other home visiting and early childhood programs to promote access to high quality services for children and families in their communities.  Home visiting in Kansas includes several evidence-based and universal home visiting program and approaches to support families and children from pregnancy until a child enters kindergarten.  Home visiting is a voluntary program that involves the family meeting with a trained, family support professional at a time convenient for families.  Home visitors provide new or expecting parents with resources to keep themselves and their children safe, healthy and nurtured.  Evidenced based home visiting programs are proven to:  support healthy and thriving children; increase parenting knowledge and confidence; strengthen the bond between a parent and a child; and help increase school readiness and success.  For more information about the variety of home visiting programs in Kansas, visit  www.kshomevisiting.org.

Page Links

Early Childhood Home Page
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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

SICC (State Interagency Coordinating Council) Consultant

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

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