June Rempel, Director
Parents as Teachers 
Located in Vermillion Elementary School (east side of building)

535 S. James
Maize, KS 67101

Vision: All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Mission : To provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

Parents as Teachers (P.A.T.) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families from birth to age 5.    

Components of the program include:  

Personal Visits Personal visits support parents in their parenting role in order to promote optimal child development and positive parent-child interaction. Personal visits with Certified Parent Educators are scheduled approximately every 4 weeks and are about an hour in length. 

Group Meetings/Family Events: Group meetings provide opportunities for parents to acquire information about child development, parenting and positive parent-child interaction, while gaining support from each other.

Screenings Screenings provide regular information about each child's health and developmental progress, increases parents' understanding of their child's development, and identifies strengths and abilities, as well as areas of concern.  Maize Parents as Teachers offers annual screenings to children enrolled in our program.  

Resource Network The program connects families to needed resources and takes an active role in the community, establishing ongoing relationships with other institutions and organizations that serve families. P.A.T. library resource materials are available for check out in our playroom, room 149, Early Childhood Center in Vermillion Elementary.

Weekly Playgroups    2015-2016 Playgroup Schedule

 Fall Playgroups and Music Playgroups will start the week of August 31st. They will be held at Early Childhood Center, East side of Vermillion Elementary School. Room 149. Music is in Room 147  


9:30 am & 10:15 am:  Music


9:00-10:00 am  Birth - 3 years old

Tuesdays: 10:15-11:15 am:  Birth - 3 years old


Infant Group: Meets on the first Thursdays in September, October, November, February, March, and April. Childcare is available for older siblings. Please email Erin White at ewhite@usd266.com to sign up.

Monthly Newsletter  Our online ECC newsletter features program activities and useful information. Calendars of events are also posted online for parents to view and print off. Click on our newsletter/calendar link to find out the latest events taking place at Maize Early Childhood Center.

Enrollment After you have enrolled we will e-mail you our Maize Parents as Teachers welcome letter. Your information will be entered into our data base and you will be placed on a waiting list for personal visits until you are contacted by a parent educator. New families are assigned a parent educator as families graduate the program. Your family will be contacted by a parent educator to receive personal visits according to the date of your registration on the waiting list.  All other components of our program (playgroup, group meetings, resource check out, screenings and our calendar and newsletters) are available to you at the time of enrollment.  To enroll in the Maize Parents as Teachers program please click on the enrollment form link, or call the PAT office at 722-3105.