Parents as Teachers


Your baby was born to learn and as your child’s first teacher, you make a difference! Parents as Teachers can help you make that difference. Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a home visitation program for Sheboygan County parents which uses research-based information to help you and your baby make the most of the early years. Parents as Teachers is a free, voluntary program that supports parents, answers your questions, increases your parenting skills, and helps provide early detection of any potential developmental delays and health issues in your child.


Trained, certified, friendly Parent Educators live and work in the community and can’t wait to support you at the beginning of your child’s life! Even better, they’ll come to you—working around your weekday schedule to find the most convenient time and place to meet. Regular visits happen at least monthly, last about an hour, and include play-based activities that are fun for your baby and informative for you as a parent. During these visits, Parent Educators also provide helpful information about age appropriate parenting skills and ideas for activities that strengthen developmental skills—including language, thinking, and movement. Your Parent Educator can answer your questions, provide information, connect you to resources, and support you as a parent.


Sheboygan County families are able to enroll in Parents as Teachers from the time they are expecting up until their child is 12 months old. If you are interested in learning more about this program, email or call us at 920-892-6706.

Parenting Program

Sign up for Classes

Check out our classes that are both fun and educational for parents and children.

Why Invest in Parents as Teachers?

Find out how the Parents as Teachers program impacts families and communities. (PDF)

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Find books online

Check out the Scholastic Reading Club, a great resource for parents and children!

PAT Family

The Parents As Teachers program offers at-home visits that are fun for your baby and informative for you as a parent.

PAT Recommended Sites and Resources

Your Parent Educator isn’t the only resource you have as a PAT participant. In addition to local resources, online resources abound, so we’ve chosen some that we have found particularly helpful.