Advocacy Links

Kansas Parents as Teachers Association (KPATA) advocates for policies that support parents with young children. We help national, state and local decision-makers understand the important role parent education and family support play in a child’s development.

Advocacy is an essential part of building viable, sustainable and successful Parents as Teachers programs and other home visitation programs that support family and child development. It also helps build strong communities that better support the families and children that we serve.

As a parent, teacher or friend, you have probably tried to influence someone on behalf of another. Advocacy is that simple. It’s about building relationships with local, state and national decision makers educating decision makers about Parents as Teachers and other related early childhood and family support programs and issues connecting to your community being a positive voice for families with young children.

Learn more about how you can help:

– Visit Parents as Teachers National Center website for Advocacy Tools

– Zero to Three Advocacy Tools

– To register to vote or search for and Kansas elected officials access the Kansas Secretary of State website.

– Join KPATA and have ready access to updated legislative information through our e-group notification.

PAT Reports
– PAT Rural Report 2012 (read report)

– PAT General Report 2012 (read report)