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Parents as Teachers

Parents and their infants and toddlers, as well as expecting parents now have the opportunity to participate in one of the nation's most successful early childhood programs, Parents as Teachers (PAT). PAT is based on the philosophy that parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. The Parents as Teacher program includes:

  • personal visits with activities for parents and children to do together,
  • information on child development and parenting topics including the latest research on brain development
  • developmental screenings including informal hearing and vision checks
  • help in finding other resources beyond the scope of the PAT program, and play groups.
Accepting enrollment of expectant parents and children age prenatal to 3 years.
For more information and/or to enroll, contact:

Parents As Teachers - Parent Educators
DuPage Regional Office of Education
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Program Coordinator: Lucy Ferri

Early Childhood Collaborative

Service Regions (the following school districts):

  • Addison 4
  • Bensenville 2 & 100
  • Carol Stream 93
  • Glendale Heights 15 & 16 

This short video shows the importance of early childhood support and how critical that support is in the development of children.