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Parents as Teachers

"Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national program that stands on the belief that parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.  Stressing the importance of three main ideals: Parent-Child Interaction, Developmental Centered Parenting, and Family Well-Being, this program has flourished since its beginning, here in Missouri, in 1985.  Every school district in Missouri provides PAT services and each district determines in what context they are able to bring these critical ideals to their families. 

Maplewood Richmond Heights is committed to the community by connecting and engaging families.  Services are provided prenatally to kindergarten entry, free of charge, and include: 

  • Yearly developmental screenings for each child
  • Access to monthly PAT newsletters and activiites
  • Parent workshops
  • Open Explorations twice a month
  • Developmental handouts

Enrollment in the PAT program is ongoing.  Please contact Peggy Russell, ECC preschool secretary, at or 314-256-4550 to enroll or for more information.

Visit the Parents as Teachers National Center.

Visit the MRH Early Childhood Center calendar for upcoming PAT events.