• Families & Communities (Birth - 3 Years of Age):
    Parents As Teachers

  • Parent and child coloring with crayons in park

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidence-based home visiting model that has been a part of Delaware for the last 30 years.  PAT provides optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their family through home visits.  It is a statewide program serving children birth through the age of five focusing on school readiness.  The goals for the program are to:

    • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
    • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
    • Prevent child abuse and neglect
    • Increase children’s school readiness and school success.
  • Eligibility

    There are many ways a family can be eligible for Parents as Teachers. Here are a few examples of identified risk factors for a family to be eligible for services:

    • Teen parent
    • Low income
    • Homeless or unstable housing
    • Low educational attainment

    If you would like more information or if you think you are eligible to receive services, please email the Office of Early Learning.

    For more information about the Parents as Teachers program, please visit the Parents As Teachers website.

Last Modified on May 8, 2019