Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc.

Parents as Teachers

MCAA is now offering the Parents as Teachers evidence-based home visiting program to families in Manatee, Hardee, and DeSoto Counties.

The PAT model is designed to provide support for families by making personal visits to the home, conducting group events, providing screenings, and a resource network to families. Through the integrated service, the PAT model goal is to increase parental knowledge of child and family development, increase school readiness, and provide early detection and intervention for possible developmental delays.

Each family that participates in the program will have a Parent Educator that will work with the family to help them meet their specific needs. The Parent Educators will come to the home with fun and engaging activities to do with families. The activities cover many topics that will help them family grow together.

The program is a free voluntary program for parents who wish to gain more knowledge as to how improve their family’s well-being. If you are interested in more information please fill out this inquiry form and submit it. One of our Parent Educators will contact you with more information about the program.

This program is supported by the Florida Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative



Contact Information

Manatee County:
Anna L. Cismesia
PAT Program Manager
Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc
6428 Parkland Drive
Sarasota , FL. 34243
(941) 827-2887 ext. 7811

Hardee and DeSoto:
Maria Cruz-Morgan
PAT Program Manager
Manatee Community Action Agency, Inc
202 N 6th Ave
Wauchula, Fl 33873
(863) 261-8604
(863) 448-4475 Fax

Applications and Forms

PAT Interest Form