Utah Parents as Teachers

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Ready!Set!School! is brought to you by Utah Parents as Teachers, a program of Children's Service Society. Utah Parents as Teachers is a parenting program that supports parents by teaching child development, parenting skills, and providing ideas for age appropriate learning activities that parents can do with their children. We believe that parents are their child's first and most important teacher throughout a child's life.

Parents participating in the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program can participate in our monthly PAT group meetings, which are family activity nights with snacks, crafts, networking opportunities, and parenting information. Parents who attend the group meetings will then have the opportunity to be on our waiting list to receive personal visits once a month from one of our "super nanny/parenting consultants" PAT certified parent educators. You will receive a visit at your home once a month where you will get free consultations on parenting topics that you choose, and developmental information and activity ideas based on the age of your child.

Other services that you can receive are developmental, health, hearing, and vision screenings for your child to detect possible hearing and vision screenings, and access to a huge network of community resources.

Our 2011 schedule for PAT group meetings are currently held at Riley Elementary from 6:30 to 7:30 PM and Whittier Elementary from 6:00 to 7:00 PM and are focused on kindergarten readiness. Our activities for this year are planned as follows:

Jan 11 On a Snowy Day

Feb 8 Guess How Much I Love You

Mar 8 Kites

Apr12 Country Bunny

May 10 The Most Beautiful Mother in the World

June 14 I Want to be Like Dad

July 12 Music Parade

Aug 9 Summer Olympics

Sept 13 Mrs. Bindergarten goes to Kindergarten

Oct 11 Owl Moon

Nov 8 The Night before Thanksgiving

Dec 13 Generosity

Families with preschool age children and families in the P.A.T. program are all invited to attend – Bring the whole family!