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Parent Educator Q&A

Two of our parent educators answer frequently asked questions about their roles.

Is Parents as Teachers free?

Yes, Parents as Teachers is a free and voluntary program for all resident families that have children aged prenatal through pre-k.

How can I enroll in the Parents as Teachers program?

Click HERE to enroll.

I  live in Lee’s Summit but my children would not attend an LSR7 district school. Can I still enroll?

No, you must live in the LSR7 school district attendance area to enroll. If you live in a different attendance area, you will need to call the Parents as Teachers office in that attendance area to enroll.

I am pregnant and have not had my baby yet, can I still enroll?

Absolutely! Our program serves families with children prenatal through prekindergarten.

What can I expect on a home visit?

Parent Educators share age-appropriate activities for children, share developmental milestones, information on child development topics and offer support for the well-being of the family. Home visits last a minimum of one hour; Parent educators and families decide together on frequency of visits (monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly are most common).

What does a developmental screening for a child over the age of 3 years old look like?

A developmental screening is provided by Parents as Teachers to all children ages 3-Prek. This screening is conducted by a certified parent educator utilizing a screening tool that assesses skills in the areas of cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and self-help skills. In addition to those areas, a vision, hearing and articulation screening is also administered.

I am interested in a developmental screening for my 3-prek age child. How do I sign up?

Visit our Screenings tab to check for availability and to schedule.

Are you on our wait list to participate in home visits with a parent educator?

Please ensure your visit availability is up-to-date with our office as we typically carry a waitlist. While you wait, you are still able to participate in a developmental screening and any scheduled group connections listed on our website.

Parents as Teachers Group Connections

Parents as Teachers strives to offer group connections to meet the needs of our families. We offer family and parent-only events that provide opportunities for families to discover more about their child's development.

Upcoming events are listed here.