Parents As Teachers

Lee's Summit R7 School District

Welcome Back to School!

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

The staff at Great Beginnings is back to school and is preparing for our school year! We want to take this time to say thank you for being in our program and hope to bring you lots of new and exciting information for your family!


If you know someone in the Lee's Summit School District that has a child prenatal to pre-kindergarten, we would love for you to share this newsletter and information about our program! Remember, Parents As Teachers is for all families who reside in the Lee's Summit School District!


Your Parent Educator will be contacting you soon to schedule your visit.


Happy Parenting!

Developmental Screenings



Do you have a 3-5 year old (pre-kindergarten)? Do you reside in the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District?
PARENTS AS TEACHERS IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULING DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Schedule a DIAL-4 screening to provide an overview of your child’s development.
Appointments are required, call 816-986-2486.

Routines, routines, routines.

Time for school!!!



What a quick summer! It seems that August rolls around more quickly each year! With August comes so much excitement and anticipation for all - whether starting a new preschool or someone headed off to kindergarten or just the thought that Fall is around the corner. The excitement has begun!


Change can be hard for many, but especially for kids. Whether it is dealing with a new school, a new family member, or a change in routine, transitions can be a challenging and stressful time.



Children thrive in a predictable environment, where daily routines such as arrivals and departures, mealtimes, nap times and toileting are dealt with consistently. Daily routines provide opportunities for children to learn more about themselves, the world around them and other people. Daily routines also offer children a sense of stability, and a feeling of warmth and caring.


It is especially important during these transition times of returning to school, starting preschool, or just with our everyday lives that we help our children with predictable and consistent routines. Routines play an important role in their development.


Allow lots of time for listening, exploring feelings and making time to have fun! Sleep and nutrition will also play an important role in helping children to handle stress and anxiety. Stick to routines and healthy habits, and set an example for your kids by being as positive and consistent as possible.

It's School Time!

Whether you are sending them off to their first day of school or their first semester of college, know that you have done your job. Now it's time to let them soar.
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Suggested Back To School Books




I Am Too Absolutely Small for School by Lauren Child

Maisy Goes to Preschool by Lucy Cousins

Chu’s First Day of School by Neil Gaiman

Spot Goes to School by Eric Hill

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric Litwin

Wow! School! by Robert Neubecker

Little School by Beth Norling

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

I Love You All Day Long by Francesca Rusackas

Preschool Day Hooray! by Linda Leopold Strauss

Together Time

DIY Sensory Activities for Kids

Upcoming Events

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Popsicles At the Playground

Wednesday, Sep. 7th, 9:30-11:30am

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

Save these dates!!!

October 1st for Curious George at Paradise Park

October 4th for An evening with Jill Molli, Conscious Discipline

October 20th for Infant Massage