• Register for the JPAT Program

    The cost is $54.00 per year.
  • Make the Most of Your Child’s Early Years

    Jewish Parents as Teachers (J-PAT) is a parent education and family support program serving Jewish parents with children from birth to age five across the St. Louis metropolitan area.
  • Helping parents understand what to expect during their child’s development, from birth through Pre-K.

    This program combines the research-based model of Parents as Teachers (PAT), which was created to assist parents with support and information about their child’s development, with an element of Judaic education to help families teach their young children about Jewish traditions.

  • Each home visit with a trained parent educator will:
    • Encourage learning and skill development
    • Identify potential issues with developmental screenings
    • Assist with advice on managing challenging behaviors
    • Promote strong parent-child relationships
    • Help integrate Jewish teachings into the home
    • Provide resources from partners focused on child development
  • The Benefits

    By joining JPAT, your family will gain access to a host of tools and resources.
    • Home Visits

      Receive three home visits per year from a certified parent educator.

    • Developmental Screenings

      We help identify if your child is developing within the normal range for his or her age.

    • Jewish Traditions

      Visits include activities focused on Jewish traditions to help integrate Jewish teachings into your home.

    • Parent Lecture Series

      Learn from experts during panels focused on better sleep habits, raising happy kids and more.

    • Family Activities

      JPAT families are invited to join the fun with several family-friendly events throughout the year.

    • Learning Tools

      Receive an assortment of educational toys and books to help continue the learning after the JPAT visit.

  • Events

    Get the scoop on the latest upcoming events.
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      JPAT Launches Speaker Series on Oct 29, 2014
      Renee Wasserman, founder of SleepyHead Solutions, will kick-off a four-part speaker series for parents of young children presented by the Jewish Parents as Teachers program (JPAT). This series will cover common parenting issues to help overcome the tough challenges that modern families face.
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      Save the Date: The Wonder Years – August 17 2014
      The Wonder Years will feature expert speakers and helpful resources to provide parents of children age 5 and under the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions they encounter, giving sage advice and solutions to our most common parenting challenges.
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      Infant and Toddler Gentle Sleep Solutions – May 1, 2014
      All parents want their children to develop good sleep habits from the beginning. The question is how do we create gentle sleep solutions? A certified sleep coach will be on hand to offer time-tested advice on ways to create healthy sleep patterns for your child.
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