PATT is an initiative that focus on families learning together. It’s a parent early childhood training support initiative that provides parents of early learners with teaching tools and strategies for working with their children at home that complement their school-day work with hands-on literacy activities to improve outcomes for children in preschool.

Why participate in PATT?

Research concludes that students have more educational success when schools and parents are involved in the learning process. Test scores are higher and social skills are stronger in children whose families get involved in their learning.

MPB will provide resources and age-appropriate strategies that will encourage and nurture parent relationships that will empower them to be their children’s biggest learning advocate as Parents are teachers, too.

Who is the target audience for PATT?

Parents of Pre-K through second grade children will participate in a two hour workshop full of fun PBSKIDS programming and hands on activities that will connect home and school learning experiences for parents and children across the state, combating learning loss and increasing parent-child engagement at home.

Parents are their child’s first most important teacher.

Sign up for a training in your community!

PATT Training 2020

These trainings will take place across the state in the following counties:

Claiborne County

Lashunda Davis

601-624-4836

shundavis45@yahoo.com

Coahoma County

Tolernisa Butler

662-398-5372

btolernisa@yahoo.com

Copiah County

George Stewart

601-918-7784

thegs2project@gmail.com

DeSoto County

Nettie Moore

901-568-1743

charldmoore@gmail.com

Hancock County

Tiffany Dillard

601-942-4595

tkrdillard@aol.com

Hinds County

Sharon Nettles

601-497-9884

nettles753@aol.com

Holmes County

Joanna McMurtry

601-940-7743

joannamcmurtry@yahoo.com

Humphreys County

Belinda Lane

601-432-6940

belinda.lane@mpbonline.org

Jones County

Linda Perkes

601-918-8511

lvperkes@gmail.com

Lafayette County

Kimberly Dolittle

662-801-9824

kdoolittle13@gmail.com

Leake County

Yolanda Jones

601-214-5865

yolandajones39051@gmail.com

Lee County

Janette Kirk

662-871-9345

janettekirk21@yahoo.com

Madison County

Joanna McMurtry

601-940-7743

joannamcmurtry@yahoo.com

Oktibbeha County

Cheryl Swoopes

662-418-7344

cheryl.swoopes@yahoo.com

Pike County

Alisa Walker

601-940-5452

alatwelch@gmail.com

Sunflower County

Diana Angel

662-207-0402

dianagivens23@yahoo.com

Warren County

Latasha Hadley

601-597-8055

hadley1908@gmail.com

Washington County

Patricia Tate

662-390-6620

triciaytate@yahoo.com

Winston County

Vernitta Crawford

662-617-4112

mrsvc@icloud.com

Yazoo County

Sharon Nettles

601-497-9884

nettles753@aol.com

Funding provided by

Donna and Jim Barksdale

Sheryl and Jay Davidson

Martha and Henry Hederman Charitable Foundation