Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program

Give children ages 0–3 the best possible start in life and realize their highest potential.

Impact Statement

In the last three years, 330 families and 439 keiki received home visiting services. Ninety-eight percent of the parents surveyed said this program has increased their knowledge and understanding of their child’s development. In 2014 alone, fifty-nine families received home visiting services in their home.

About the Program

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program is an initiative by Hoʻāla to empower and support Native Hawaiian parents in the Waiʻanae Community to become their children’s first and best teachers. Parents meet with a certified PAT educator for free for weekly in-home visits to gain valuable knowledge about early childhood and brain development.

  • Participate in parent–child activities using the Born to Learn™ curricula.
  • Build and establish a strong parent–child relationship.
  • Give children ages 0–3 the best possible start in life and the chance to realize their highest potential.

We offer services in
Waiʻanae and on Molokaʻi:
Please call (808) 696-9300 to register.

Who Are The Funders?

This project is supported by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) Maternal and Child Health Branch and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant Number D89MC28280 Affordable Care Act – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for a total award amount of $480,000 and 14% financed with nongovernmental sources.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by DOH, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.