The Losos Prize for Innovation is given each year to PAT Blue Ribbon Model Affiliates that have developed new solutions to address specific needs in their community. Innovation can include more effective processes, services or technologies. The prize was created in 2006 and named for its benefactor, Carolyn W. Losos. She was a lifelong early childhood proponent who was instrumental in establishing Parents as Teachers in the early 1980s.
In addition to the at-home visits, families served by the PAT program are invited to family engagement events and workshops at the center where they are able to participate in programs on parenting issues and interact with other parents. Children enjoy structured playtime together, to help prepare them for classroom settings.