Parents as Teachers Courses
The Pennsylvania PAT State Office maintains a qualified, experienced state training team in collaboration with the National Parents as Teachers Center. The state office organizes the offering of PAT core model and curricula courses for parent educators, home visitors, and supervisors in PAT Model Affiliate and PAT Curriculum Partners and Subscriber programs.
Individuals must complete the required courses, noted below, to be certified to use the PAT curricula and/or implement the PAT Model to serve families.
These courses provide PAT professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively see the strengths and build on the resources to meet the needs of the families they serve. They address the developmental growth of the child; provide strengths-based approaches to build Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors that keep families strong; depict parenting practices that support healthy child development; encourage cultural sensitivity; and address equitable practices in parent educators and home visitors.
All courses are live and conducted online. Attendance at all sessions and completion of assignments is required.