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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers helps parents become their children’s first and most important teacher.

Boulder County PAT is accepting new referrals for enrollment in the program.
We are also available to help with advice and resource connection for all Boulder County Families. Please email the address below for support.

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All Parents Need Support Sometimes and We’re Here to Help!

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is Family Resiliency Education Program focused on providing Boulder County families with the tools they need to not just to survive, but to thrive.
Parenting Advisors work with parents to:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and prepare children for school
  • Identify developmental delays/health issues
  • Support positive parenting techniques with evidence-based information and skill building
  • Connect to helpful community resources

Elaan Brudno

Elaan has been the coordinator for the Parents as Teachers program of Boulder County since 2014. She has been working with children for over 20 years as a counselor, teacher, and home visitor. She feels tremendously grateful to be able to do work that is both personally fulfilling and has a meaningful impact on children and the community. She is the mother to a teenager named Blue and they love to hang out and go on fun adventures together. She also likes to meditate, roller blade, kayak, do yoga, ride bikes, and listen to music.

Program Coordinator / Parent Educator / Family Advocate

Email: | Phone: 303-204-3302

Elise Silva

Elise has worked with children and families in varying capacities for over fifteen years. She brings a unique and holistic perspective to this work that comes from her experience in the field, her extensive knowledge of early childhood, and her education in social justice and equity. She is excited to draw upon that base to effect tangible, positive change in the community. She loves to dance, make art, and create and listen to music, and her biggest inspiration is her daughter.

Parent Educator / Family Advocate

Email: | Phone: 720-316-6339

Eveling Rojas

Eveling is a Parents as Teachers Office Manager and Intake Specialist.

She was previously enrolled in the program with her son Luis and did a yearlong Internship for the P.A.T program. Eveling and Luis’ favorite things to do together are ride rollercoasters, watch cartoons, go on walks with their dog Mack, and go swimming.

Her favorite hobby is traveling with her family.

Parent Educator / Family Advocate


Claudia Gordilla Villa

Claudia was born in Mexico and grew up in Boulder. She enjoys nature, hiking, learning about new cultures and children. She is very excited and motivated to continue working with the Boulder County community, where she will be able to collaborate more in depth with families and continue her professional growth.

Parent Educator / Family Advocate


Arpita Kishen

Arpita has worked with young children in many capacities for over 20 years and has been with the Parents as Teachers program since 2014. She is a dynamic educator, skilled child advocate, dedicated yoga and mindfulness practitioner, and most importantly, a devoted mother. Her diverse work with children as a Montessori Assistant Teacher, International English Language Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Parent Educator, Family Advocate and most significantly, Parent, has helped her to attune to the unique and sensitive needs of children. Arpita lives in beautiful Eldorado Springs and loves to enjoy nature with her family.

PAT Program Support Assistant / Intake & Assessment Specialist / Bilingual Family Advocate


Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Program (PAT)

Participants Receive:

  • Home visitation program delivering the evidence-based PAT curriculum
  • Frequent, regularly scheduled home visits with a personal parenting advisor
  • Individualized lesson plans, activities, and information tailored to meet the needs of each child and parent
  • Periodic child development screenings and school readiness assessments
  • Evidence based information on child development and positive discipline techniques
  • Mediating peer and sibling relationships
  • Support with power struggles
  • Connection to personal parenting advisor while on waitlist and after graduation


The relationship between parents and their children will be strengthened and supported by fostering secure attachment, developing accurate attunement, promoting appropriate responsiveness, and encouraging mindful attentiveness.

Parents and children will build skills to increase family wellbeing by increasing parent knowledge of child development, enhancing parenting skills, and supporting each child to enter school on track and ready to learn.


  • To increase literacy.
  • To prevent child abuse and neglect.
  • To help families to create a more harmonious home life.
  • And to increase the likelihood of future success.

Community Partners

Parents as Teachers of Boulder County is part of a network of amazing home visiting programs in place to support families in many different ways. These programs are:

  • Genesis
  • Community Infant Program
  • Nurse Family Partnership
  • Early Head Start
  • Children with Special Needs

The following spectrum is a rainbow matrix of these different home visiting program and what we do.


Don’t worry if you aren’t sure whether PAT or another program is the best fit for your family! Contact any of the programs and we will help you find the one that will best support your family.

Home Visitation Programs

Home Visitation Programs

Home Visitation Programs

In addition to our partner home visiting programs, we also collaborate with a many other programs and organizations in Boulder County such as:

Sister CarmenColorado Community Response
EFAAWIC (Women Infants and Children)
OUR CenterBoulder Housing Partners
Bringing School Home ProgramEarly Childhood Council of Boulder County
DHHS Works Program (TANF)East Boulder Community Alliance
DHHS Housing Programs (HSP and TBRA)Bright Eyes Longmont Coalition

If your program or organization is interested in collaborating with Boulder County Parents as Teachers please contact Elaan Brudno at 303-204-3302.

Contact Us

Housing & Human Services

Phone: 303-441-1000
TTY: 1-800-659-3656
Fax: 303-441-1523
Submit a question

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Boulder Location

3460 Broadway
Map and Directions Boulder Location

Fax: 720-564-2283
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Longmont Location

515 Coffman St.
Map and Directions Longmont Location
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lafayette Location

1755 S. Public Road, Lafayette
Map and Directions Lafayette Location
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch.

Housing & Human Services website

Connect With Us

To qualify for PAT home visits, your family must answer YES to at least one of these questions:

  • Do you receive SNAP, free/reduced lunch, WIC, or Medicaid?
  • Is your housing in any way provided or subsidized by any Boulder County Program?
  • Do you have more than one child under five years old?
  • Did you stop attending school before graduation AND have also not received a GED?
  • Is either parent under 21 years old?
  • Does either parent speak only a language OTHER than English OR did either parent immigrate to this country within the last five years?
  • Were any of your children born premature, very low birthweight, with a disability, or with a health condition?
  • Does either parent have any mental or physical health disabilities (diagnosed or suspected)?
  • Is there a history of abuse of any kind?
  • Do you have any serious concerns about your child’s behavior or development?

AND must not be currently enrolled in Community Infant Program, Genesis, Nurse Family Partnership, and Early Head Start.

We will be happy to enroll your family after graduation from previous home visitation program.

To apply for PAT please click on the link below to submit a self-referral.

Formulario en español | English Form

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