parents as teachers (pat)

What do you mean there’s no handbook for knowing how to raise a child?!?

PAT is an evidence based early childhood program that provides home visits to support new or expecting parents. Through monthly visits, parents develop a better understanding of child development, expectations, and gain creative skills to support school readiness.

How does PAT work?

A certified parent educator is 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 non-PAT children.

Parents benefit too!

PAT parents are more involved in their children’s early learning and development, are more confident in their parenting role, and read more to their children.

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 non-PAT children.

Parents benefit too!

PAT parents are more involved in their children’s early learning and development, are more confident in their parenting role, and read more to their children.

Parents as Teacher
Staff Information

LaKeeshia Sandlin

Program Director

Serving : Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair , Tallapoosa Counties

Tina Barnes

Data Management Specialist

Serving: Cherokee County

Rosemary Olivares

Lead Parent Educator

Serving : Calhoun County

Brandon Lindsey

Parent Educator

Serving : Calhoun, Cleburne, Randolph Counties

Dorthea Lawson

Parent Educator

Serving: Calhoun County

Edith Santillan

Parent Educator

Serving: Calhoun, Cleburne Counites

Tiffanie Hendon

Parent Educator

Serving: Cherokee County

Sarah Morgan

Parent Educator

Serving: Etowah County

Marylin Whitlow

Parent Educator

Serving: Cleburne, Randolph Counties

Jordan Turner

Parent Educator

Serving: St. Clair County

Paulette Daniels

Parent Educator

Serving: Tallapoosa County

Latawn Taylor

Parent Educator

Serving: Tallapoosa County

Parents as Teacher
Staff Information

LaKeeshia Sandlin

Program Director

Serving : Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair , Tallapoosa Counties

Tina Barnes

Program Director

Serving: Cherokee County

Brandon Lindsey

Parent Educator

Serving : Calhoun, Cleburne, Randolph Counties

Rosemary Olivares

Lead Parent Educator

Serving : Calhoun County

Sarah Morgan

Parent Educator

Serving: Etowah County

Tiffanie Hendon

Parent Educator

Serving: Cherokee County

Marylin Whitlow

Parent Educator

Serving: Cleburne, Randolph Counties

Jordan Turner

Parent Educator

Serving: St. Clair County

Paulette Daniels

Parent Educator

Serving: Tallapoosa County

Latawn Taylor

Parent Educator

Serving: Tallapoosa County