Parents As Teachers (PAT)

Child Development & Parenting Practices

Woman Playing with Young ChildThe Parents As Teachers (PAT) program provides support for families through home visits, group events, a variety of health and developmental screenings, and a network of community resources. Using the PAT integrated service model, families work on a variety of goals, including increasing parental knowledge of child and family development, improving school readiness skills, and linking early intervention services to children with developmental concerns.

Families and Parent Educators work together to support the optimal development for children while meeting the needs of the family. Parent Educators provide fun, educational, and engaging activities for family members to enjoy together.

This program is available to families living in DeSoto, Hardee and Manatee counties as well as zip codes 34234, 34236 and 34238 in Sarasota County.

Parents as Teachers is supported by the Florida Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative.

Program Contact

Anna Cismesia (Manatee or Sarasota counties) | 941-827-2887 ext. 7811
Maria Cruz (DeSoto or Hardee counties) | 863-225-9964

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