Free Info Fair To Help Parents Pick Right Preschool

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The Parents As Teachers, PAT Program, will host their annual 2014 Preschool Informational Fair on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washburn University Student Union Memorial Rooms A and B.

Each family will receive a free 2014 Parents As Teachers Preschool Directory, where they can:

Discover 10 signs of a GREAT Preschool.
Learn what questions to ask when choosing a preschool.
Get information on how to help their child(ren) ease into kindergarten

Parents will meet directors from over 25 preschools around the county, and hear what they have to say that makes their preschool special. Preschools will be available for questions when the program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Sponsors of this event are Washburn University Education Department, Parents as Teachers from USD#437 Auburn- Washburn, USD #345 Seaman, USD#450 Shawnee Heights, and USD#501 Topeka Public Schools.

The Parents as Teachers program is a free and voluntary program for expectant parents and their children birth to age three. The program offers personalized home visits with certified parent educators, child development screenings, weekly playgroups, periodic group meetings, volunteer opportunities, a monthly newsletter, and resource and referral to community services for families who have needs beyond the scope of PAT services.

For more information about USD#501 Topeka Public Schools Parents as Teachers program, contact Rebecca Clancy, Coordinator at (785) 274-6475 or at