What is Parent as Teachers?

Parents as Teachers is a free program providing child development and parenting information from pregnancy to age 3.

The goal of the program is to help parents give their children the best possible start in life. By     understanding what to expect during each stage of development, parents can easily capture the teachable moments in every-day life to enhance their child’s language development, intellectual growth, social development and motor skills to increase school readiness.


As a PAT family, you receive the following services free of charge: 

Home Visits:

During which your parent educator will share age-appropriate child development and parenting information, help you learn to observe your child and address your parenting concerns.

Group Events:

Offered each month and provide a variety of opportunities to share with your family. Groups give you a chance to socialize and connect with other families in your community as well as watch your children interact with other kids their age.


To assess your child’s overall development as well as health, vision and hearing.

Resource Network:

PAT will help link you and your family to other community services if needed.


To enroll, schedule a free screening or if you have any questions please contact:

Beth Strickland

620-892-2033 (text or call)


My name is Beth Strickland and I’m the new Parent Educator for the Parents As Teachers Program. I grew up in Oxford KS. I graduated from Wichita State University in 2006.

My husband Jason and I have been married for 12 years and have two children. We live in South Haven with our daughter Avery, a third grader and son Owen, a Preschooler. I enjoy reading, woodworking, DIY projects and spending time with my family.

I look forward to working with families and instilling an early love of education with children.

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