Education Resources

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PAT Affiliate logo for TPS

PAT is a nationally recognized research-based program that encourages parents to take an active role in promoting their child’s healthy development prenatally and through the first years of life. The first three years of life is a time of amazing growth and change in the brain. Babies learn more during this time period than at any other period in life. Topeka Public Schools PAT; Pine Ridge Partnership (TPS) PAT; Shawnee Heights PAT; Seaman PAT; Auburn-Washburn PAT.


Your community resource for learning at any age. Visit the library’s parent page to learn how the library can help you start teaching your child from the very beginning.

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Shawnee County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading logo

Shawnee County was one of the first communities to be a part of the national Campaign for Grade Level Reading and is led by United Way of Greater Topeka as it aligns directly with our Education work. Through a network of community organizations, the Campaign works to reduce chronic absenteeism, summer learning loss and gaps in school readiness  for children in Shawnee County.