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1 Kansas Parents As Teachers: An Overview FY 09 Coordinator’s Meeting Kansas State Department of Education 120 SE 10 Avenue Topeka, KS

2 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Kansas Parents As Teachers – An Overview PAT Vision & where programs are located PAT Mission & Goals & what the data tells us PAT and what parents say

3 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Parents As Teachers - Vision All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

4 KSDE Parents As Teachers – All Children? Program Location, location, location!

5 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – Consortiums

6 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – Program Reach In we served (data includes all programs in Kansas using the PAT Curriculum): 18,256 Children 14,954 Families 49 PAT programs served families with Spanish as their primary language; these families totaled 1,325 or 9% of all families 689 families are active duty military

7 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers WANTED 74 school districts do not have a PAT Program In December, 2007 there were 4,556 families on a waiting list in school districts with a PAT Program 66% of programs have a waiting list

8 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Parents As Teachers - Mission To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

9 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Parents As Teachers - The Goals Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues Reduce child abuse and neglect Increase children's school readiness and school success

10 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Kansas Parents As Teachers – Personal Visits In (includes all programs using the PAT curriculum): 5,851 (41%) families received 1 to 5 visits; 5,324 (37%) families received 6 to 9 visits; 1,646 (11%) families received 10 to 12 visits; 612 (4%) families received 13 to 19 visits; 882 (6%) families received 20 or more visits. Programs most commonly offered monthly visits to typical families and more often to families with greater needs.

11 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- 98.5%

12 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

13 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

14 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Kansas Parents As Teachers – Group Meetings In (includes all programs using the PAT curriculum): 6,218 Group meetings were held 35% of families attended at least one group meeting

15 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- 30.6%

16 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

17 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

18 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

19 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Kansas Parents As Teachers – Screenings In (includes all programs using the PAT curriculum): 13,617 children received health and developmental screenings 2,419 children, or 18% of those screened, were identified with possible health/developmental problems and were referred for follow up services. 64% of those referred received follow up services. On average, programs report 91% of two-year- olds had up-to-date immunizations.

20 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- 80.8%

21 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

22 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us-

23 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. Kansas Parents As Teachers – Referral In (includes all programs using the PAT curriculum): 8,911 families (60%) were linked to at least one community resource during the program year. 387 families were linked to the children’s health insurance program. 98 families (0.6%) were referred by Parents as Teachers to the appropriate social service agency because of suspected child abuse or neglect.

24 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- 16.6% 42.8%

25 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- 83.3%

26 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- What parents said – I found out my 3 year old had a speech impediment just as he turned 3 and was referred to the school district for free testing and evaluation, now he is enrolled in preschool. Our daughter needed physical therapy for over a year. It helped tremendously with her gross motor skills, which now are normal. PAT was great help in knowing who to talk to, what to expect, etc. The Parent Educator is helping me learn about schools. Very helpful.

27 All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. KSDE Parents As Teachers – What the FY 08 Parent Survey data tells us- More parent comments - My child is so excited when the Parent Educator comes to our house. He is so excited to learn and to see what is in her box. The only problem I have with visits, are that it's only once a month. This program – very helpful and comforting at times. Thank you. Time well spent for parent and child. Wish all parents could participate in this wonderful program.

28 KSDE Parents As Teachers For more information contact: Janet Newton, Education Program Consultant Kansas State Department of Education 120 SE 10 Avenue Topeka, KS Phone:


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