Parents As Teachers

Sarett Nature Center Summer Playgroup Sign-Ups
Join us for a free field trip for parents and caregivers with children ages birth-5 years old.  The event is limited to the first 50 people to sign up.  Programming starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. so plan accordingly. Sarett Nature Center is located at 2300 N. Benton Center, Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

June 18th - 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
July 11th - 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Mission Statement:

To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. 


The Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program is a free service that is offered to families in Berrien County who are pregnant or have children under the age of three.  The first three years of a child's life are ESSENTIAL for laying a strong and positive foundation in all areas of their lives - education, health, behavior, and relationships.  Because those first few years are so important, parents are a child's FIRST and MOST INFLUENTIAL teachers!

Online referral for families
Online referral for agencies
Playgroup Schedule
Read-Around-the-County 
Welcome Winter 
Festival of Families 
Parent Resources 

Meet our Staff

Employee Manual - coming soon 

PAT Blue Ribbon

Contact Information

Patrick Conley Photo

PAT Coordinator
Patrick Conley
Tel: 269-471-7725, ext. 1384
Fax: 269-473-1113
patrick.conley@berrienresa.org

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