To access Helpouts, you must first have a Google account, which then must be upgraded to Google Plus (both are free). Then, select the appropriate Parents as Teachers Helpout topic from the list provided. You can begin chatting immediately with a PAT parent educator (if the educator is online at the time), or you can schedule a mutually agreed-upon time later to talk via live video chat.
Each Parents as Teachers Helpout session is 15 minutes and is appropriate for anyone with a young child (birth to kindergarten entry), regardless if you are currently enrolled in a PAT program. Parents as Teachers Helpouts are FREE. For parents already in a PAT program, Parents as Teachers Helpouts are a nice complement to the support and visits by the parent educator.
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