Parents, did you know?
You are your child’s first and most important teacher! The most rapid period of growth occurs in the first three years of your child’s life. Your child’s growth and development during the first three years will be the basis for success in learning
Francis Howell’s Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program offers you the following services:
Personal Home Visits
Personalized home visits with a Parent Educator trained in child
development are provided to help you give your child a great beginning.
Parents value this resource for the information provided on activities
that encourage their child’s development and for the opportunity to
observe and discuss their child’s development.
Parent meetings provide parents an opportunity to gain developmental
information about their child and discuss development with other parents
who have children the same age. The meetings also allow parents to
socialize with other parents in their school district.
Screenings are provided to assess language, personal-social,
intellectual and motor development. Hearing and vision screenings are
available. The goal of the screenings is to provide parents with
information on the individual growth of their child and the early
detection of potential problems that may affect later learning.
Resources are available to assist families in finding additional
services when indicated through screening and requested by the parent.
Research has shown that children whose parents were involved in PAT. . .
- Were significantly advanced over peers in language, social development, problem solving and intellectual abilities.
- Scored significantly higher on standardized measures of reading and math achievement than did comparison children.
is a partnership between the home, the school, and the community to
give all children the best possible start in life. The services are free to Francis Howell residents. There are services for you and your child from birth to school entry.
for a printable enrollment form. To enroll, call 636-851-6000 or mail
the completed form to the Central School Early Childhood Center, 4535 Central School Road, St. Charles MO 63304