Parents As Teachers
More detailed information can be found in the ECDA Manual
District must designate a PAT Supervisor. Supervisor must complete training approved by DESE six months into the start of the position.
District must complete and submit required information to DESE.
District must ensure that all funds received for PAT services rendered must be used to provide PAT services.
Districts must provide a method for storing all required documentation.
Districts must establish Community Advisory Board.
Parent Educators must meet minimum requirements to be hired.
School district must maintain annual curriculum subscriptions for all parent educators through Parents As Teachers National Center.
Parent Educators must develop annual growth plans.
Parent Educators must complete DESE approved curriculum training. (20 hours annually)
Supervisor must review the growth plan and provide reflective supervision.
Components of a High Quality Program
Districts are encouraged to provide PAT services for 12 months but must provide 9 months of PAT services.
Family Personal Visits must be a minimum of 60 minutes in length.
Non high needs families- visit monthly- High needs families- offered twice monthly visits.
Children 3 months to kindergarten must be offered an annual developmental screening. Written summaries must be shared with parent through personal conference.
Group connections must be offered. They must be at least 60 minutes in length.
Parent Educators must connect families to resources.
Required Documentation and Reporting
School districts must maintain family files. Supervisor should review files at least once each semester to ensure files are kept according to ECDA guidelines.
Program files must be maintained for 5 years.
District must report PAT Supervisor and all parent educators in Core Data.
Districts must assign a MOSIS number to all children participating in family personal visits.