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Parents as Teachers – Home Visiting Program

What is Parents as Teachers (PAT)?

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an evidence-based home visiting model that promotes early development, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging parents and caregivers.

Once you complete the enrollment process you will begin home visits (currently they are virtual visits) with a parent educator. Each session you will participate a parent child activity, receive child development information, discuss parenting topics and overall family well being. Our Early Learning Advocate (Parent Educator) will also help connect you to all our local community resources.


The program offers a number of services, such as:

  • Personal home visits
  • Child screenings
  • Group connections
  • Parent workshops
  • Referrals to community resources


Participants must live in Lancaster County to participate in PAT. There are no income requirements or costs to participate.

Check out this Video Highlighting a Pequea Valley Family’s Experience with the PAT Program

Home Visiting Goals

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development
  • Provide parent child activities
  • Promote literacy and reading in the home
  • Increase awareness of community resources to meet the needs of all families
  • Increase child’s school readiness

How Do I Enroll?

Fill out the form and our Parent Educators will contact you to complete the referral process. Then we will schedule an intake to go over the program goals, expectations, and complete the enrollment process.

After that you will begin your monthly or bimonthly visits (currently virtual) with a parent educator.

Click Here to Request Information



Please call 717-431-1027 ext. 3205 for more information.

*denotes opening(s) in the program


*Lancaster County – Main office 

  • 1770 Lincoln Highway East
    Lancaster, PA 17602

*Columbia School District

  • Columbia Head Start Center
    815 Wright St.
    Columbia, PA 17512

Eastern Lancaster County  (ELANCO) School District

  • CrossNet Ministries
    123 W. Franklin St.
    New Holland, PA 17557

*Elizabethtown School District 

  • Rheems Elementary School
    130 Alida St.
    Rheems, PA 17570

*Hempfield School District 

*Manheim Central School District 

  • Baron Elementary School
    123 E. Gamby St.
    Manheim, PA 17545

*Penn Manor School District

*Pequea Valley School District 

  • Together Community Center
    2393 Lincoln Highway East
    Paradise, PA 17562

*School District of Lancaster 

  • Washington Elementary School
    545 S. Ann St.
    Lancaster, PA 17602