The Parents As Teachers, PAT Program, will host their annual 2015 Preschool Informational Fair on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washburn University Student Union Memorial Rooms A and B.
Each family will receive a free 2015 Parents As Teachers Preschool Directory, where they can:
· Discover 10 signs of a GREAT Preschool.
- Learn what questions to ask when choosing a preschool.
- Get information on how to help their child(ren) ease into kindergarten
Parents will meet directors from over 25 preschools around the county, and hear what they have to say that makes their preschool special. Preschools will be available for questions when the program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Sponsors of this event are Washburn University Education Department, Parents as Teachers from USD#437 Auburn- Washburn, USD #345 Seaman, USD#450 Shawnee Heights, and USD#501 Topeka Public Schools.
The Parents as Teachers program is a free and voluntary program for expectant parents and their children birth to age three. The program offers personalized home visits with certified parent educators, child development screenings, weekly playgroups, periodic group meetings, volunteer opportunities, a monthly newsletter, and resource and referral to community services for families who have needs beyond the scope of PAT services.
What does PAT do?
· Empower parents to support their child’s development and education from the earliest years.
· Enhance parent-child interaction and strengthen family relationships.
· Develop strong partnerships between parents and schools.
Research shows that families enrolled in PAT have children who are better prepared for kindergarten, regardless of their other early education experiences.
For more information about USD#501 Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers program, contact Rebecca Clancy, Coordinator at (785) 274-6475 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit us in the internet, our website is: www.facebook.com/topekaparentsasteachers. For USD#435 Seaman Public Schools PAT contact Tina Killman, Certified Parent Educator at (785) 224-3797 or email@example.com. For USD#437 Auburn Washburn and USD#450 Shawnee Heights Public Schools PAT, contact Julie McGinley, Coordinator at (785) 339-4762 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on the PAT program can be obtained from several websites including patnc.org, the KPATA site www.kpata.org , Kansas Dept. of Education www.ksde.org. Or KPRIC www.kpirc.org