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Parents as Teachers




What is Parents As Teachers?

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a nationwide program designed to provide children from prenatal to age five the best possible start in life.

PAT is a FREE program offered to any family in the USD 262 school district, that offers personal visits, group connections, and free screenings.  

There are no requirements to participate in Valley Center Parents as Teachers you must simply reside in the Valley Center USD 262 School District.

*For any questions you may have please contact us at 316-755-7020.

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2023 Playgroup Dates


11th or 15th
18th or 22nd
25th or 29th


2nd or 6th
9th or 13th
23rd or 27th


6th or 10th


4th or 8th

Playgroup is geared toward ages birth to five years. Parent-child interaction is a focus. There is 45 minutes of free play and 15 minutes of circle/story time. All PAT home visits and groups are free for all USD 262 families.

Download a Playgroup flyer here: Flyer

Mission Statement:

To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.


The USD 262 Parents As Teachers Program is located at:
522 N. Abilene
Valley Center, KS 67147
316-755-7020, ext. 2102


Enroll in the Parents As Teachers Program here.