Connecticut Parents as Teachers (ConnPAT) Program

Connecticut Parents as Teachers (ConnPAT) Program

Credits Available

  • Early Childhood Parent Educator Training (2 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

June 2005 through May 2014

Source of Records

ConnPAT; 201 Center Street; West Hartland, CT 06091

About the Program

Parents as Teachers offers professional development for parent educators, school counselors, health care professionals, social workers, child care providers, early childhood professionals and other professionals working with young children and their families. The Parents as Teachers Model is designed to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. The program utilizes a universal access model focused on families with children from before birth to kindergarten entry and includes four components: personal home visits by certified parent educators; parent group meetings about early childhood development and parenting; developmental and health screenings for young children; and linkages and referrals to community networks and resources. ConnPAT trainings are designed for designed for professionals who are working in a program which has implemented or will implement the PAT model, such as Early Head Start or a Family Resource Center.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Description

Early Childhood Parent Educator Training (2 credits, lower division level)

This course prepares home visitors to deliver the PATNC curriculum to families with children prenatally to kindergarten entry. It includes training in four component areas: personal home visits by certified parent educators; parent group meetings about early childhood development and parenting; developmental and health screenings for young children; and linkages and referrals to community networks and resources. The course results in certification as a Parents as Teachers parent educator. Certification requires yearly renewal by completing additional professional development and by carrying out personal visits and screenings with families.