The Kansas Parents as Teachers Association (KPATA) is a 501© 3 statewide organization to support early childhood education programs in Kansas with a parent education component. The organization provides opportunities for networking, leadership, visibility, training, research and information to build quality programs throughout Kansas.
Membership is open to anyone who believes in the Mission and Purposes of the Kansas Parents as Teachers Association. Together, we are a powerful voice for children and families in Kansas.
To be a leading force in the support, education and expansion of Kansas Parents as Teachers (PAT) model affiliate programs so that all Kansas children will develop to their fullest potential.
KPATA strives to heighten visibility of quality parent education in the state by partnering with policy leadership to ensure positive growth and development of children, support for parents and effective systems for equitable access to quality early childhood and parent education programs statewide.
KPATA supports Parents as Teachers model affiliate programs with school districts and within other program delivery systems by facilitating trainings and continuing education opportunities. Additionally, the organization supports the development of quality supervisors and coordinators throughout the state providing opportunities for networking and training.
KPATA supports the drive towards quality excellence for Parents as Teachers model affiliates in Kansas by supporting Quality Endorsement through Parents as Teachers National Center.