Parents as Teachers

925 North Street, E.
Talladega, Alabama 35160
256.362.3852 or 205.516.6252

Kay Jennings, TCR Executive Director
kjennings@tcrchildcare.org

LaKeeshia Sandlin, Program Supervisor
lsandlin@tcrchildcare.org


What is PAT?

Parents as Teachers™, is an evidence based internationally recognized program, that provides parent education and family support to families with children ages newborn to 5 years old. PAT also provides prenatal support to expectant mothers.

How does PAT work?

Certified parent educators are assigned to each family. Through fun personal visits, parent workshops, group meetings, and developmental screenings parents learn what to expect during each stage of their child's development. This customized information helps parents capture the teachable moments in everyday life to enhance their child's language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills.

How do we know PAT works?

Independent evaluations show that at age three PAT children are significantly more advanced in language, social development, problem solving and other cognitive abilities when compared with nonPATchildren.

National PAT reports show that children also scored higher on kindergarten readiness tests and on standardized measures of achievement in early grades. Parents benefit too! PAT parents are more involved in their children's schooling, are more confident in their parenting role, and read more to their children.

How can I sign up for PAT?

Contact your county representative by calling one of the phone numbers below:

Calhoun County

Rosemary Olivares
(256) 368-7598
tcrhvcalhoun0@gmail.com

Edith Santillan
(256) 368-2123
tcrhvcalhoun4@gmail.com

Brandon Lindsey
(256) 589-3826
tcrhvrandolph1@gmail.com

Dorthea Lawson
256-589-1581
tcrhvrandtallapoosa341@gmail.com

Tina Barnes
(256) 368-7593
tcrhvcalhoun2@gmail.com  

Cleburne County

Michelle Johnson
(256) 589-3825
tcrhvcalhoun5@gmail.com

Rosemary Olivares
(256) 368-7598
tcrhvcalhoun0@gmail.com

Edith Santillan
(256) 368-2123
tcrhvcalhoun4@gmail.com

Cherokee County

Michelle Johnson
(256) 589-3825
tcrhvcalhoun5@gmail.com

Tina Barnes
(256) 368-7593
tcrhvcalhoun2@gmail.com

Randolph County

Marilyn Whitlow
(256) 589-0053
tcrhvrandolph2@gmail.com

Dorthea Lawson
256-589-1581
tcrhvrandtallapoosa341@gmail.com

Brandon Lindsey
(256) 589-3826
tcrhvrandolph1@gmail.com

Tallapoosa

Paulette Daniels
(256) 589-0492
tcrhvtallapoosa2@gmail.com

Dorthea Lawson
256-589-1581
tcrhvrandtallapoosa341@gmail.com

To learn more ahout the Parents As Teachers™  Program, visit the Parents as Teachers™  website.