Rocky Mountain Parents as Teachers

About Us

Rocky Mountain Parents as Teachers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Denver Metro area. Our mission is to provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. RMPAT's goals are to increase school readiness and success among children and to prevent child abuse, neglect and family breakdown due to a lack of support in families.

Our History

In 1989, a former school principal founded RMPAT to address significant gaps that he had seen in the school preparedness of many children - especially those from low-income and minority families. He chose the best-practice Parents as Teachers (PAT) model because of its demonstrated efficacy in helping children from at-risk families achieve school-readiness as well as its foundation in child development research.

Now an international affiliate of Parents as Teachers National Center and member of Colorado Parents as Teachers, RMPAT is a stellar example of the PAT program's effectiveness in equipping parents and families with the training, tools and supports they need for children to succeed in school.

Your child will learn more and at a faster rate in the years before starting school than at any other time in life. This period lays the foundation for all academic learning, self-esteem, social relationships, and physical skills developed during the rest of your child's life. As parents, you are your child's first and most important teachers!