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 Molokai:
Please call (808) 696-9300 to register.

Who Are The Funders?

This project has been jointly funded by the Department of Health’s Maternal and Child Health Branch, who receives funds from the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting grant sponsored by the Health Resources Services Administration.