*Host a diaper and baby wipe drive through your work, church, or civic group
*Encourage expecting and new moms to enroll in the parentPRO PAT - Great Plains program
*Give a tax-deductible donation in honor of your children
*Donate gently used toys, puzzles, and books
The PAT - Great Plains program served 47 families in 2015.
Your donation will help a child in need TODAY! Thank you for helping to make a difference in our community!
The PAT - Great Plains Program seeks to:
*REACH families that are eager to learn how to care for their children
*LINK parents and children to early preventive medical attention
*PROVIDE support for first time parents, an exciting but potentially stressful time
*ASSIST families in developing appropriate expectations of their child's development and helps to nurture that development
*HELP promote parent-child bonding and attachment
*BUILD bridges between families and community support systems through education and referral
The PAT - Great Plains program serves families in Kiowa, Greer, Jackson, Tillman, Beckham, and Washita Counties in Southwest Oklahoma.
If you are expecting OR you have a child that is less than 6 years old, this program is for you. As a participant you will receive the following FREE services:
*Personalized home visits
*Prenatal care information
*Daily infant, toddler, and preschool care information
*Child health and safety information
*Positive and effective discipline techniques
*Child development information
Plus exciting and fun ideas for playtime as well as learning enhancements for parents and their children. Your Parent Educator will provide you with books from our lending library at each home visit.
In addition to serving families, the staff in the PAT - Great Plains program also participates in yearly events such as:
*Lil' Mr. & Miss Hometown Harvest Pageant
*Lil' Mr. & Miss Celebration of Freedom Pageant
*Back to School Bash
*Community Baby Shower
*Kiowa County Kid's Fun Fair
*Bundles for Babies
*Fill the Bus For A+
The PAT - Great Plains program also runs a diaper, wipe, and baby formula closet for parents with critical needs. These items are gifted to families on an as needed, emergency basis.
*Diapers sizes 1 through 6
*Travel packs of diaper wipes
*New unused bottles
*New or gently used toys, puzzles, and books
If you or someone you know would benefit from these FREE services,
please fill out the form below to contact a
PAT - Great Plains Parent Educator