Nov 11 – National Parents as Teachers Day!

Nov 11 – National Parents as Teachers Day!


Take some time to teach your children something new!

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National Parents as Teachers (PAT) Day is being observed on November 11, 2019. On this day, the Parents as Teachers Organization offers educational services to parents across the country. Every day, the PAT affiliates give parents of young children support and provide information so all children learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Parents as Teachers is celebrating 35 years of building strong communities, thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn. The concept for Parents as Teachers developed in the 1970’s when Missouri educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness. Research showed that greater parent involvement is a critical link in the child’s development of learning skills, including reading and writing.


Lakeshore CAP offers family-focused services to expectant mothers/parents and families with new babies in Manitowoc County. Children who have nurturing, healthy and supportive experiences in their early years are much better prepared to succeed in school and life. Parent Educators work around your schedule and address issues such as:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Positive parenting practices
  • Safe home environments
  • Discipline
  • Community resources
  • Access to services

Weekly home visits provide individuals and families with educational information and parent-child activities to support parents as their child’s first and most important teacher! As part of the program, monthly group activities give families a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents with children of similar ages. Following a community partner referral or a self-referral, a Parent Educator will contact you to determine if you are eligible and if the program is a good fit for your family.

Please see our web page at where you’ll find a calendar of Manitowoc area events, simple activities for children and a listing of our Parent Café dates — or call 920-682-3737 to be put in touch with a Parent Educator for more information.