Oklahoma Parents As Teachers

Oklahoma Parents As Teachers (OPAT) is a free, voluntary parent education program designed to foster an early partnership between home and school.  The program is available for all expectant parents as well as parents with children birth to age three based on the philosophy that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.

The goal of the OPAT program is to strengthen the capacity of parents to be effective first teachers in providing children the best possible start in life, maximize a child’s overall development during those first three years, lay the foundation for school success, and minimize developmental problems that interfere with the child’s learning.

Parents As Teachers Official Site

How do you help your children learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential?  “OPAT”

Enrolled families receive free:

  • Personalized home visits from Certified Parent Educators trained by National Parents As Teachers.
  • Parent Educators provide family support and information about child’s development to assist in parents being their child’s first and most influential teachers.

Monthly Parent Group Meetings

Resources and Referrals: 

  • Connect parents to community resources
  • Provide referrals to appropriate professionals within the community
  • Use reliable research based curricula

Child Developmental Screenings

Early Partnership between school and home:

  • Positive first school experience
  • Help prepare families and children for school readiness

NPS OPAT provides a weekly come and go Stay and Play for enrolled parents and children held at Jefferson Elementary.


Ages & Stages of Development Changes From Womb to Tomb


“Positive Discipline”, Respect & Dignity, Being Involved With Your Children

Meeting With Dr. Peggy North-Jones Video:

Responsible Love, “Total Transformation”

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Developing Capable People: Significant 7-


“I am capable of facing problems and challenges and gaining strength and wisdom through experience.”


“My life has meaning and purpose—who I am and what I have to offer is of value in the scheme of things.”


“My actions and choices influence what happens.”


The tools to respond to feelings effectively—self-assessment, self-control and self-discipline.


The tools to communicate, cooperate, negotiate, share, empathize, resolve conflicts, and listen effectively when dealing with people.


The tools of responsibility, adaptability, and flexibility necessary to deal with the environmental family, social, legal, and other systems in which we live.


The tools to set goals and/or make decisions, judgments, and choices based on moral and ethical principles, wisdom, and experience.