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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.

The grant application process for FY23 is closed. In May 2022, the Kansas State Board of Education awarded 1 year grants to 63 affiliates throughout the state.  For more information on the location of Kansas PAT affiliates, see map in section below titled "Kansas Parents as Teachers Statewide Directory".

For information on the application process for FY24, please check back at this site. Kansas PAT program staff will post information and grant application dates as soon as the timeline is determined

Other useful links/documents for the FY23 Kansas Parents as Teachers Grant are:
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.

Early Childhood Home Page
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Early Childhood Director
Amanda Petersen
apetersen@ksde.org

Kansas Parents as Teachers Consultant
Lisa Williams
lwilliams@ksde.org  

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

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

SICC (State Interagency Coordinating Council) Consultant
Kristy Cotton
kcotton@ksde.org

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

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