Parents as Teachers of the EUP

    The EUPISD proudly offers Parents as Teachers, a parent involvement and education program, that supports the EUPISD’s mission for all children to grow, learn and succeed in school and in life.


    What is Parents as Teachers?Parents as Teachers of the EUP is a home-based parent involvement and education program for families with children from birth to age five years who live within the Eastern Upper Peninsula School District. The program is funded from a grant through the Michigan Department of Lifelong Education, Advancement, and Potential (MiLEAP) and is free to participating families. Parents as Teachers of the EUP’s vision is that all children will develop, learn and grow to their full potential.


    Curriculum →Parents as Teachers (PAT) assists families who have children ages five years and under. The program promotes positive parenting, increased understanding of child health and development, prevents child abuse and helps prepare children for kindergarten. Understanding each stage of development can help families capture teachable moments in everyday life, supporting every child to meet their highest potential.


    Families Receive →Personal visits are the heart of the PAT program. Home visits are held in the family’s home by a certified parent partner trained in child development.



    During visits you will:


    Receive age-appropriate child development and parenting information:

    • Learn to observe your child and recognize how to best support their needs.
    • Have your parenting concerns addressed.



    • Health, hearing and vision.
    • Language, cognitive, social emotional and motor development


    Group Connections:

    • Share struggles and successes!
    • Learn from other parents
    • See your child interact with other children
    • Learn about topics that interest you!


    Community Resources:

    • PAT can be the connection to local services. Examples include:
      • Housing options
      • Economic, environmental & personal assistance
      • Babycare items
      • Family Planning
      • Medical care for parents and children