Parents As Teachers Program

  • Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age five. The program is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education. Project Enlightenment provides Parents as Teachers services in Wake County. 

    Parent educators help families understand child development and encourage their children to become enthusiastic learners. Home visiting, group connections, screening, and referral are all part of the program.

    To Access Services

    Supported by grants, Parents as Teachers is available on a referral basis to families who meet grant guidelines. If you would like to refer a child for the Parents as Teachers program, please visit  Wake Connections to complete a referral form. If you need additional information, please call 919-856-7774 x27002.