• About CPS Parents As Teachers

    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 happen more rapidly during the first five years of life than 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. Interested parents should contact the PAT office at 573-214-3955 to see if they qualify. 

    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.