Professional Development

In collaboration with the National Parents as Teacher Center, the Pennsylvania PAT State Office maintains a qualified, experienced state training team and regularly organizes PAT core model training courses and Knowledge Studio courses for Parent Educators and Supervisors in affiliate and approved member programs in Pennsylvania.


Completion of the PAT core courses certifies parent educators/home visitors to effectively meet the needs of the children and families they serve. The strengths oriented training addresses the developmental process of any child, including those most vulnerable, parenting education topics and encourages cultural competence of home visitors.


Click on the Parents as Teachers Training Courses link to find current trainings available in Pennsylvania.


In addition, the Family Support unit at the Center for Schools and Communities offers supplemental PAT oriented and broader professional development opportunities to PAT providers and other early care and education professionals across the Commonwealth through regular webinars, specialized workshops as well as annual regional or state meetings.


Click on the Family Support link to access webinars (current and archived), workshop and conference information.