LSR7 Parents as Teachers
We are a free service provided through the Lee's Summit R7 School District and we are open to ALL families with children prenatal to prekindergarten in our district. Invite others to join! Click the brown bar for information.
What is Lee's Summit Parents as Teachers?
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I love this time of the year...
I want to say thank you. Thank you for continuing to support our program by keeping your visits and encouraging others to enroll in our program. We know this is a new way of doing things for now and are working to bring you top quality visits and information to help you be the best parents and caregivers. We want your children to develop, learn and grow and realize their full potential. We love the opportunity to partner with you along your journey.
Prepare, Practice and Prevent
Be prepared: Creating a fire escape plan and practicing it with your kids is critical to protecting your family’s safety in a fire emergency. Every child is different, so base your plans on your child’s individual abilities.
Practice: Know what to do in case of an emergency. Where will you meet. Who will do what. Practice these steps. Make sure everyone knows what to do.
Prevent: While you can take steps to reduce fire hazards, there is little that can be done to predict and prevent a random fire. Smoke alarms serve as a first alert, letting your family know there is imminent danger and providing a few moments warning for you to enact your fire safety plan. Check regularly for fire hazards in your home and check your smoke detectors.
Masks, masks, masks....
Jackson County Information
Helping Kids Wear Face Coverings
The CDC recommends that children over two years old wear a mask or face covering. You should NEVER put a mask on children younger than two, as this can put them at risk of suffocation. In Eastern Jackson County’s current order, all children over five years old must wear a mask in public spaces.
It can be difficult to adjust to safety precautions such as mask wearing. Children are adaptable, though, and with a few easy steps, you can help them feel comfortable wearing a mask. Check out the following tips to learn more.
Talk to Them
Kids need to understand the “why” behind mask wearing. Explain in age-appropriate ways why it’s important to wear a mask to keep others safe. Keep it simple for young children, and show older kids the evidence from trusted sources.
Model the Behavior
Be sure you’re demonstrating proper mask wearing in front of kids. They’ll emulate what you’re doing, so be diligent about modeling good mask wearing (washing hands before putting on a mask, not fidgeting with it, making sure it covers the mouth and nose, etc.).
Make it Fun
Incorporate play into mask wearing to make it more kid-friendly. For example, you can sew a matching mask for their stuffed animal or doll, or have them play doctor to get used to wearing a mask. Pay attention during these playtimes to understand how they feel about mask wearing.
Another way to make mask wearing more enjoyable is to get masks with fun colors or prints. Give them options, and let them pick out which one they want to wear each day.
Check the Fit
Masks that fit right are more comfortable and effective, and this is the case with kids, too. When possible, look for masks made for kids. If you can’t find one specifically for kids, make sure you can adjust the fit so that it comfortably and snugly covers the mouth, nose, and chin.
We are now offering five COVID-19 testing clinics a week. The clinics run Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are held in different locations throughout the community. You can find weekly testing locations on our community events calendar. Sign-ups for testing clinics close at 3 p.m. the day prior.
Check the website for testing dates and sites.
Do your part to respond to this emerging public health threat:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid close contact with others
- Wear a mask in all indoor spaces (aside from private residences) and outdoor settings where six feet of social distancing isn't feasible
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces – View the EPA list of disinfectants
This is a short video link only about 6 mins long that really helps remind families of the stressors we are all feeling right now and takes of back to the basics of what all of us need, kids and adults to feel safe, loved and able to learn.
Make up a board game!
This is a great way to introduce board games to your little ones. You can talk about colors, shapes or begin counting.
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