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After 25 years, program is still going strong

Sunday, September 20, 2009

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Three-year-old Kate Taylor of New Madrid stacks shapes as her 2-year-old brother, Joseph Taylor, and mother, Kristy Taylor, watch during their Parents as Teachers home visit with New Madrid County R-1 PAT program coordinator Paula Hayes. The national organization, which started in Missouri, is celebrating its 25th year this fall.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Program began in Missouri, now used across the nation and in other countries

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Twenty-five years after it started, Parents as Teachers is still doing what it set out to do: supporting children and families.

"I don't know anyone who doesn't use Parents as Teachers," said Kristy Taylor, a New Madrid mother of two.

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