Parents as Teachers is an excellent program to
get your child started on a lifetime of quality
A brief description:
PAT teachers, Sharon Flanaghan
and Dawn Madison, work through the elementary school
to provide parents of infants through pre-schoolers
with some guidance to fully prepare their children
The program uses home visits to to work with the
children and their parents in their own environment.
Parents are shown ideas to instruct their children
in the skills that will prepare them for a lifetime
of learning. Next, play groups are scheduled
every other week to bring children of various ages
together for some interactive play time and
When the children are of pre-school age, they may
come to formal classroom lessons at the school to
prepare them for the kindergarten experience.
All of this is free of charge to
Knotts Island residents of any income level.
The PAT visits are scheduled at
your convenience with the highest regard for your
privacy. The visits are in no way to serve as
an evaluation of your home environment, but are only
to give the children and parents a comfortable place
to participate in PAT activities and exercises.
The play groups are very
flexible. In other words, there is no
obligation to attend every one.
It's a fact that the children
with parents who are fully involved with their
education are far more successful than the children
who receive no education from the home. This
is a valuable resource for ALL parents on the
For more information on
this wonderful, beneficial program, go the PAT home