Parents as Teachers

Parents As Teachers Affiliate

 First Things First
  *Parents as Teachers is a home visiting program for families with children 0-5 years of age.

*It’s vision is that all children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.

*All prospective parents and parents with a child birth to age 5 are eligible for the program.


There are four main parts to Parents As Teachers:

1) Home Visiting: A Parent Educator will come to your home to meet with you and your child.  This person will help your family make goals and work with you to reach them. They can provide valuable tools and support for you to help you be your child’s first and best teacher.

2) Resource and Referral: Your Parent Educator will help you find and connect to other resources in your community to ensure you have all the support you need.

3) Group Connections: These are parent informational meetings or parent/child activities that are offered throughout the program year.  Our newsletter provides detailed information on the free activities offered and how to register for these events.

4) Screening: Parents are provided with two ways to have their child developmentally screened.  Children ages 3 to 5 years can come into the PAT office to complete a DIAL-4 assessment.  Children ages 3 months to 35 months can have their Parent Educator complete a developmental screening in their home during a home visit.  A health, hearing and vision screening will also be completed. 

What services are available?

No two families have the same needs, so services are different for every family. Some things we may be able to help with:


  • Health and developmental screenings for children
  • Invitation to parent group connections
  • Parenting instruction with a trained Parent Educator
  • Developmental, Nutrition and Community Information.
  • Help in building a support system through community resources.

To learn more about our program & to enroll, contact :

Debbie Morris 

636-474-8069 or [email protected]

Abby Lanasa
Coordinator of Early Learning

Debbie Morris


Vicki Jones
Developmental Screener

Vivienne Johnson
Developmental Screener

Jenni Toth
Developmental Screener

Dayna Brandmeyer
Jill Collier
Diana Gordon
Kathie Howard
Karen Johnson
Sara Kappelmann
Jessica Krueger
Jodi Meyer
Nicole Moreland
Karen Morse
Tricia Paddock
Diane Schweppe
Carrie Simpson
Suzy Schmitt
Sarah Wheeler