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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a free and voluntary early learning program for parents with children birth to kindergarten age. Certified PAT parent educators will visit you in your home twice a month and can talk about your questions and concerns and give you tips on ways you can help your child learn. Ideas and information are shared on play activities that help you teach your child to be ready for school. PAT Parent Educators can also help you with questions that you may have about parenting. Parent Educators help families understand child development and encourage their children to become enthusiastic learners. Home visiting, group connections, screening, and referral are all part of the program. PAT is a Smart Start funded program offered by Project Enlightenment, Wake County Public School System.