Where We Are
State and international offices
PAT State Lead
Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
Child Development Director
Rural Alaska Community Action Program
PAT State Manager
Arkansas Children's Hospital, Inc.
Arkansas Home Visiting Network
PAT State Leader
Education Associate for Quality Assurance Delaware Department of Education
Champions for Children
813-673-4646 Ext. 1145
Sara Jane Blackman
Georgia PAT State Lead
University of Georgia/Georgia Parents as Teachers
Mit Eltern Lernen
49 911 3766857-0
PAT Illinois State Leader/Training Manager
Ounce of Prevention
Patricia (PJ) West
MIECHV Program Manager/Community Health Consultant
Iowa Department of Public Health
Education Program Consultant
Kansas State Department of Education
Maine Families State Coordinator
Maines Families Home Visiting Program
Coordinator, Early Learning
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Director of Home Visiting
Prevent Child Abuse – New Jersey Chapter, Inc.
732-246-8060 Ext. 106
Partnerships Project Manager
Centers for Schools and Communities/ Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
717-763-1661 Ext. 139
The Office of Family Visiting
Rhode Island Department of Health
Mary Anne Mathews
Director of Parenting Programs
South Carolina First Steps
Texas Parents as Teachers
National Development Office
Parents as First Teachers – UK
44 1844 345847
Director, West Virginia Home Visitation Project
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems
Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Home Visiting National Model Specialist
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Hele Bader School of Social Welfare
Parents as Teachers' footprint is well established around the world. The Parents as Teachers model is currently being delivered in six countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Parents as Teachers' international programs build on the model's firm foundation and also reflect their country's specific needs.
United Kingdom: Known as Parents as First Teachers, PAFT began in Buckinghamshire, England in 1991. A recent program evaluation by the UK's National Academy for Parenting Research concluded PAFT was an important element of the country's home visiting support for at-risk families. Today, there are 55 affiliates in England, Scotland and South Wales.
Germany: Known as PAT - Mit Eltern Lernen, or PAT - Learning With Parents, the model was imported into Nuremberg in 2004. Today, PAT - Mit Eltern Lernen serves families throughout Germany, many of whom are immigrants from other countries. Yearly, over 350 families are served by 29 organizations that have licensed the German PAT program. Parents' satisfaction is high, as 63 percent of the participants learn about the program through word of mouth. Find PAT - Mit Eltern Lernen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PATmitelternlernen.
Australia: Parents as Teachers in Australia serves 4,000 families, many of whom are high risk or have special needs, through170 programs in urban, regional and remote areas of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Services are delivered in partnership with local health districts, family support organizations and aboriginal programs. Parents as Teachers came to Australia in 1991 and operates through Macquarie University's Children and Families Research Centre.