I have two boys in the PAT program in our town. We love or teacher and have loved the playgroups and the home visits. Our teacher has also been tolerant and respectful of our parenting choices (my husband has also attended home visits and playgroup). I could not recommend it more, but I am sure that, to some degree, it depends on the teacher. My 3-year-old loves his teacher so much, he requests that we sing about her sometimes! The Denver testing has also been very informative and encouraging to us. As already mentioned, the national wesite, with area specific information, can be found with keywords Parents as Teachers National Center. Good luck in finding a wonderful group near you. Mommy-participation groups are so fun because you get to observe your little miracles in action.