Parents as Teachers

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PAT logoParents as Teachers is an award winning, early childhood program that supports families and teaches parents about how their children grow and learn.  The USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Parents as Teachers program is free and available to families who reside within the USD 383 School District.  Parents as Teachers  utilizes a research based curriculum to provide home visits to pregnant mothers and families with children ages birth to three.  A smaller program is available to qualifying children ages three to kindergarten entry. 


Parents as Teachers provides families with:

  • Monthly home visits with a certified Parents Educator.
  • Developmental, social-emotional, hearing, vision and health screenings.
  • Group Connections with other parents to share experiences and discuss topics of interest.
  • Playgroup 4 days a week, plus one evening and one Saturday per month in Manhattan.
  • A weekly playgroup in Ogden.
  • A Toy and Book Lending Library, where families can check out children’s books, age-appropriate toys and parenting information.
  • Special events and connections to activities and resources in our community.
  • Monthly newsletters with notifications of upcoming events and relevant parenting topics.

Brandy Kirk



Playgroup and Lending Library Schedule

 Manhattan: Playgroup meets Monday-Thursday from 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.  in room 156 of the Riley County Family and Child Resource Center located at 2101 Claflin Road, Manhattan.

  • Monday – Birth to 24 months
  • Tuesday- Birth to 3 years
  •  Wednesday – Birth to 5 years
  • Thursday – Birth to 5 years
  • Friday – CLOSED -
  • Saturday – Birth to 5 years -- Playgroup meets the second Saturday of the month.

Ogden: Playgroup meets Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Ogden Community Center. This playgroup is for children ages birth to 5 years.