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Parents as Teachers

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Parents, did you know? You are your child’s first and most important teacher! The most rapid period of growth occurs in the first three years of your child’s life. Your child’s growth and development during the first three years will be the basis for success in learning.

Francis Howell’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program is free to all families in the Francis Howell School District. Research has shown that children whose parents were involved in PAT were significantly advanced over peers in language, social development, problem-solving and intellectual abilities. Those students scored significantly higher on standardized measures of reading and math achievement than did comparison children.

Parents as Teachers Handbook

Francis Howell’s PAT Program offers families with children up to Kindergarten entry the following services:

Contact Us

For questions, please contact the Parents as Teachers Coordinator, Sandra Torbeck at 636-851-4031

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Join PAT

To join PAT, complete the fillable Parents as Teachers enrollment form.

View the enrollment form