Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a program that works with all families who are expecting a child, to those who have a child up to the age of five years old and reside in Fall River, or surrounding towns. The emphasize is on parent-child interaction, development centered parenting, and family well-being.


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Program Information

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How to Receive PAT Services

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PAT Program Information

Outreach Services

What is the purpose of the PAT program?

The purpose is to:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development & improve parenting practice
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Increase children’s school readiness and school success
Outreach Services

How does the PAT program help?

The PAT program works with parents from prenatal to kindergarten age by completing family centered assessments and following a structured curriculum to enhance knowledge of child development and increase parent child bonding and interaction through the use of fun developmental activities.

Each participant is assigned a certified Parent Educator. A certified Parent Educator will provide personal visits, group connections, screening, and resource networking.

Outreach Services

Who makes up the PAT program?

Certified parent educators

PAT Locations

The PAT program is available in the following locations. For more information on any of facilities below, click the Learn More button under the site of your interest

Fall River

160 Osborn St, Fall River MA 02724

Information: 508 676 5708
IHT: x5012
Adoption: 774 488 5019
Adoption Journeys: (774)488-5006
Parent Mentor: (774) 488-5007
TM: 508 676 5708 (x5010)
YPS: (508) 676-5708 (x5007)
YPC: (508) 676 5708 (x5001)
Parents as Teachers: (508) 676-5708 (x7007)
CBHC: (508) 676-5708

Fax:(508) 676-1948

Hours: Mon- Fri 8am-8pm