What is Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a parent education program designed to give children the best start in life, based on the philosophy that parents are their first and most influential teachers.

Family Support Credentials - IowaRegional Medical Center is an affiliate organization, offering these home visiting service models to all families, in Delaware County.

We provide support and education, through this voluntary, free program, to foster children’s language, intellectual, social, and motor skill development.  Our program is sponsored by Regional Medical Center, Building Directions for Families, and the Prevent Child Abuse Iowa program.

Our program has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential, a distinctive award that is presented to those programs that are validated through an external evaluation. This certification confirms that our parent educators are providing high quality services that result in positive outcomes for young children and their families. RMC’s Parents as Teachers program currently provides family support and parent education services to 85 families in our community.

PAT Mission

To provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

PAT Vision

All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.