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The Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting model is the comprehensive home-visiting, parent education model used by Parents as Teachers Affiliates. The model is designed to provide services to families from before birth through kindergarten. Affiliates follow the essential requirements of the model, which provide minimum expectations for program design, infrastructure, and service delivery. Parents as Teachers provides support for affiliates to meet those requirements as well as additional quality standards that represent best practices in the field.

The PAT family includes PAT affiliates, curriculum partners, curriculum subscribers, and specialized curricula training for professionals working with families.

Frequently Asked Affiliate Questions

Find out the answers to some of our frequently asked affiliate questions by clicking the drop down menu for each question below. If the question you’re looking for isn’t listed here please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Parents as Teachers Illinois State Office.

When is the Affiliate Performance Report (APR) due?

The APR is due by August 15th and then your affiliate must renew your affiliate status by September 30th each year. Don’t forget to have your parent educators renew their subscription as well!

How do I know if my Affiliate is using the correct documentation?

Go to the PAT records in Data in Motion. All affiliates must use the PAT records as of July 1, 2019.

Why do I have to renew each year?

Each year parent educators are required to renew their subscription to the curriculum. This applies to affiliate staff and curriculum subscribers. In addition, affiliate programs must also complete a renewal and pay an affiliate fee to maintain their affiliate status.

Can I serve families before I have attended training?

Unfortunately no, if you are part of an affiliate program, you may not serve families until you have attended Foundational and Model Implementation training.