Parents as Teachers

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

Kay Jennings, TCR Executive Director

LaKeeshia Sandlin, Program Supervisor

What is PAT?

Parents as Teachers™, an evidence based internationally recognized program, 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

Edith Santillan
(256) 368-2123

Tina Barnes
(256) 368-7593

Brandon Lindsey
(256) 589-3826

Cleburne County

Michelle Johnson
(256) 589-3825

Cherokee County

Tina Barnes
(256) 368-7593

Larinda Garrett
(256) 368-7595

Randolph County

Marilyn Whitlow
(256) 589-0053


Paulette Daniels
(256) 589-0492

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