DuPage Regional Office of Education

Parents as Teachers

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DuPage Regional Office of Education Parents as Teachers Newsletter

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The Mission of DuPage Regional Office of Education Parents as Teachers

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


The goals of Parents As Teachers is to:

• Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development

• Improve parenting practices

• Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues

• Increase children’s school readiness and school success


Parents who participate in Parents as Teachers are more confident about their parenting and are more involved in their children’s schooling, which is a key component of a child’s success in and out of school.

Serving qualifying families in 11 school districts across DuPage County

Addison SD 4

Bensenville SD 2

Community Consolidated SD 93

Fenton SD 100

Keeneyville SD 20

Marquart SD 15

Queen Bee SD 16

Roselle SD 12

Villa Park SD 45

Wood Dale SD 7

Woodridge SD 68

Parents as Teachers program families:


  • Receive two monthly visits with a certified Parent Educator

  • Learn about the growth and development of your baby through activities and games

  • Understand your baby’s signals and how to respond to them

  • Connect to community resources such as housing, food, furniture, childcare, employment, etc…

  • Participate in monthly group connections, set personal goals, and receive developmental screenings

  • Increase your child’s school readiness to achieve academic success

  • Receive one age-appropriate book at each visit

Benefits of Parents as Teachers

Children who participate in PAT:


• Are more advanced at age 3 in language, social development, and problem-solving

• Show better school readiness at the end of kindergarten

• Achieve higher reading and math readiness at the end of kindergarten

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Join us at our next Monthly Family Group Connection

Group Connections provide a time for families to create a community amongst themselves, as well as connect with community resources.


Monthly Group Connections are for parents who participate in Parents as Teachers.


Find the Group Connection nearest you.

January Group Connection - English

This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and families in your community!

January Group Connection - Spanish

This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and families in your community!

February Group Connection - English and Spanish

This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents and families in your community!

Join us in February - Barbara Taylor-Healthy Lifestyle

Simple steps you can take to help your child maintain a healthy weight

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Attitudes and habits established at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. View a brief video on the importance of dental hygiene.

Dental Health Month 2016
DuPage Regional Office of Education PAT Brochure

Browse our PAT Brochure to learn more about our program.

To refer a family or learn more about our Parents as Teachers program:

Call 630-407-5783

OR

Complete the referral form below