Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Parents as Teachers is a home visitation program for families with children birth to age five.  A parent educator shares child development information from the National Parents as Teachers curriculum and an age-appropriate activity each month. 




Program Focus:

  • Prepare children for kindergarten
  • Provide parent support
  • Offer free children’s books at each monthly visit to promote early learning and literacy
  • Provide annual developmental screenings
  • Offer group meetings and community activities that promote literacy.
  • Encourage use of the Coalition’s “Learning Center”, a classroom set up with age appropriate toys designed for educational play time)

Community Outreach Activities:

  • Dr. Seuss Week (partnering with local child care centers)
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Story Time at the Lee County Fair
  • Read for the Record (in partnership with Lee County Partnership for Children)
  • Parent education meetings (topics vary)


For more information on Parents as Teachers, contact Heather Garrity, Program Manager at (919) 774-8144 ext. 204 or