PAT promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. Parents learn about early childhood development and the important role they play as their child’s first teachers.
The PAT program engages parents during the critical time of their child’s early formative years (ages 0-4), as well as offers information to detect developmental delays and health issues. Parent peer educators visit families with young children to provide resources and support, and lead monthly playgroups where parents can connect with their peers.
The program is available in both English and Spanish and is a national, evidence-based model funded through the Rhode Island Department of Health. More information on the model can be found at www.parentsasteachers.org.
For more information about Federal Hill House’s PAT Program, please contact Yuberka Jiminez at (401) 421-1095.