Parents as Teachers

Board of Health

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

Parents as TeachersTM (PAT) is a national, evidence-based home visitation program that promotes a child’s optimal health and development by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers from pregnancy until the child turns three years old.


Our Certified Parent Educators will provide services in home on a bi-monthly basis. In addition, parents will participate in monthly group meetings.

The Parents as Teachers ™model is centered on four components:

  1. Personal Home Visits
  2. Monthly Support Groups/Group Connections
  3. Health Screenings
    • Vision
    • Hearing
    • Developmental
  4. A Network of Resources
    • Links to community services to help your family thrive.

Parents As Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

What's involved in a Home Visit?

During the home visit, Parent Educators will assess your family’s needs and partner with you to set family goals.
Parent Educators share child development information and ideas based on the child’s age and discuss parent concerns to ensure that parents are confident in the emotional, behavioral and physical development of their children.

Each Home Visit will focus on three areas:

  • Increasing a parent’s knowledge of their child’s development to enhance interactions.
  • Increasing a parent’s awareness and skill to implement responsive parenting behaviors.
  • Enhancing a parent’s ability to use personal resources and build social connections.

Who can participate in Fulton - Parents as Teachers?

Pregnant women in their first trimester and children birth to age three living in specific Fulton County zip codes (30310, 30311, 30318, 30313, 30303 and 30314) with risk factors for poor birth outcomes such as low or very low birthweight and/or premature birth and developmental delays.

What are the F-PAT Program Milestones?

  • Serving more families and expanding zip codes in southwest Atlanta. Since the program’s inception in 2018, F-PAT parent educators have mentored more than 165 families, helping parents to achieve their children’s optimal health and key childhood developmental milestones.
  • Successful home visitations: The F-PAT team completed 412 home visitations in 2019-20.
  • Program growth: F-PAT is expanding its home visitations and serving more families in Atlanta who reside in these zip codes: 30310, 30311, 30318, and newest zip codes: 30313, 30303 and 30314.

For More information:

Call the Fulton County Board of Health, Maternal and Child Health Services at 404-612-4111

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