Who Is Eligible

Who is Eligible?

PAT is designed to provide practical, effective parenting tools for all families in the Herington and Rural Vista school districts. It is a voluntary program available to all parents, including first-time and single parents. The services are provided free of charge, and there are no income guidelines for eligibility.

Families interested in enrolling in the program can call the PAT office (785-258-3234 ext: 209) or e-mail a parent-educator.

From time to time, the number of families interested in PAT exceeds the number of parent educators available to serve those requests. In that case, families can select to have their name added to the wait list. Families on the wait list can expect:

  • To be contacted by a PAT educator–family information (names, address, phone number; names and birth dates of children) will be collected. Families will be informed of an approximate time that they will have to wait to receive a confirmation letter along with a PAT brochure. This letter will include an opportunity to get developmental handouts via mail while on the wait list.
  • To receive the monthly newsletter.
  • To be invited to participate in play groups and group meetings.


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