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Parents as Teachers

Welcome to 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.  

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

  • Home visits
  • Access to monthly PAT newsletters and activiites
  • Parent workshops and peer support opportunities
  • Monthly group connections where kids play with peers
  • Vision, hearing and development screenings
  • Links to informal resources and community services

Enrollment in the PAT program is ongoing. The preferred method of enrollment is by using this link. Please contact parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net or call 314-256-4562 if you have questions about the process.

Visit the Parents as Teachers National Center.

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

MRH Parents as Teachers Family Handbook 2020-2021

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrhparentsasteachers/

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Group Connections are Back!

 

Dear PAT Families,

 

We are excited to announce that in-person Group Connections are returning to MRH Parents as Teachers! Due to the continuing pandemic, Group Connections will look a little different than they did in 2019, but we can't wait to welcome you back to the ECC. Group Connections are free to attend, but registration is required. See below for all the details and how to register for our first in-person Group Connection on Saturday, November 6th, and watch for more Group Connection opportunities in our monthly e-newsletters.

 

 

In Partnership,

Sara Patterson and Colleen Hogan

PAT Educators

November Group Connection

 

PAT Playground Playdate!

 

Are you looking for opportunities to connect with other families with young children in the district? Come play with us on the MRH ECC preschool playground! You and your family can socialize with other families while your children build their motor skills through outdoor play. 

 

This event is free to attend, but registration is required and space is limited. Please fill out this form to complete your registration: Registration Form

 

**COVID precautions: All adults and children ages 2 years and older must wear a mask on MRH property, indoors and outdoors. If you or your child(ren) are not feeling well, experiencing COVID symptoms, are awaiting test results, or have been in contact with a confirmed case, you should not attend this in-person Group Connection.**

 

When: Saturday, November 6th 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center, 2810 Burgess Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143

Questions? Contact us at parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net or (314)256-4562

ABOUT U

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries regarding the program and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We are looking forward to growing our PAT program with families just like YOURS!

 

MRH Parents as Teachers

MRH Early Childhood Center

2801 Oakland Ave.

Maplewood, MO 63143

(314)256-4562

parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net

 

Colleen Hogan

colleen.hogan@mrhschools.net

Sara Patterson

sara.patterson@mrhschools.net

 
MRH Early Childhood Center | MRH Early Childhood Center, 2810 Burgess Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143

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October 2021 Newsletter

 

Dear PAT Families,

 

Happy FALL! We are so happy to be in the swing of the year! Many of you have little ones that have transitioned to the ECC and we are continuing to see families for outdoor visits. It is so WONDERFUL to be seeing families and sharing activities. As the weather cools down, this is such a fantastic time for exploring outdoors with your youngest family members. It is the perfect time to notice all the new colors, collect leaves, find acorns and pinecones, hear the new sounds of fall, use flashlights for a night hike in your neighborhood, and of course read fall books from the library! Even our infant learners can appreciate the cooler air and the crunching leaves that fall brings in St. Louis. Get out and enjoy it!

 

We are thrilled to still be enrolling PAT families in our program and feel very lucky to be able to serve so many of the families in our community. We appreciate you sharing information about our PAT program so that we can meet even more families to serve. Scroll down for our new online enrollment form that you can share with interested families!

 

Lastly, as we are brainstorming ideas on how to gather for Group Connections given the continued pandemic, we need YOUR HELP! We are constantly mindful of the importance of keeping everyone safe and we would love for you to complete the survey that we have created to help us serve you and ensure the health of everyone at the same time. You will find this survey below, we sincerely appreciate your time.

 

Group Connection Survey

 

 

 

In Partnership,

Colleen Hogan and Sara Patterson

PAT Educators

Autumn Books to share at home!!

Fall Reading List

  • We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
  • Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
  • Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson
  • Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
  • Leaves by David Ezra Stein
  • Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Library Events

Richmond Heights Memorial Library

Learn all about the different species at the Endangered Wolf Center and what the Center is doing to help them. See photos of animals, handle some exciting wolf artifacts, and learn what you can do to help the endangered species at the Center!

 

8001 Dale Avenue

Virtual PAT Visits and Screenings

We are able to stay connected with you through both virtual and outdoor, masked visits at this time. We are happy to communicate via email, text or phone call to schedule a time to conduct a video chat, telephone visit, or visit in your yard or at the park. We're also able to share activity ideas and milestones through email and outdoor or virtual visits. Please reach out to your parent educator or parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net; we would love to support you in any way!

 

We are also able to conduct developmental screenings (the ASQ-3) outdoors, through video chat, or over the phone. Please contact us at parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net to schedule a screening.

New Family Enrollments

We are continuing to enroll new families in our PAT program! Please continue to refer your friends and neighbors to our program. Families can fill out our NEW online enrollment form here or email parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net with questions.

ABOUT US

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or inquiries regarding the program and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We are looking forward to growing our PAT program with families just like YOURS!

 

MRH Parents as Teachers

MRH Early Childhood Center

2801 Oakland Ave.

Maplewood, MO 63143

(314)256-4562

parentsasteachers@mrhschools.net

 

Colleen Hogan

colleen.hogan@mrhschools.net

Sara Patterson

sara.patterson@mrhschools.net