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    About Us

    Welcome to the Columbia Parents as Teachers website! Our goal for this website is to provide parents in Columbia, MO with information about our program and its services. To see if you qualify for the program, please call 573.214.3955. Remember, to enroll in our program you must live within the Columbia Public School District boundary. We encourage you to have a look around the website to learn more about this wonderful, free program brought to you through our local school district.

    Our Mission

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

    Our Vision

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

    Why Join

    As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher and your home is your child’s first classroom.

    Your baby begins learning at birth. Brain growth and development happens more rapidly during the first five years of life then at any other time. Parents as Teachers can help you lay a strong foundation for your child’s future success in school and life.

    PAT is offered at no cost to eligible parents within the Columbia Public School District. PAT is available throughout Missouri. Interested parents need to contact their "local" school district for information.