Certification and/or a four-year degree in either Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, Vocational Home Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences or Child Development and demonstrated ability in working with young children and their parents
A two-year associate degree or two-year certificate program in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Nursing and demonstrated ability in working with young children and their parents
Sixty semester hours or more of credit from an academic degree-granting institution which is contained within the United States Department of Education’s Directory of Post-Secondary Institutions and two years of successful experience in a program working with young children and their parents as approved by DESE
Five years of successful experience in a program working with young children and their parents as approved by DESE and a high school diploma or equivalent. Individuals that qualify for training under this specific criteria may be required to complete additional training at the discretion of DESE
Meet FPS Parents as Teachers
Emily Knipe and Kari O'Neal
My name is Emily Knipe and this is my first year as a Parent Educator. I also coach Cross Country and Track & Field at FMS. I have been married for 10 years and we have three kids. My husband also coaches at FMS and FHS and our oldest plays multiple sports so we are always on the go. In my free time I enjoy running and reading.
My name is Kari O'Neal and I have been a parent educator for Fulton Public Schools for 14 years. I have been married for 19 years and I have two boys. With my husband being a coach for football and baseball and my boys participating in sports, we stay busy!!
We love getting to know new families in their homes. As parent educators, we believe the parent is the child's first teacher! Our job is to help you prepare your child for school readiness. If you sign up for Parents as Teachers, we will have fun watching your child grow and learn!
Parents As Teachers (PAT) provides:Home Visits
If you are interested in learning more about our program, please contact us at (573) 590-8050