LSR7 Parents as Teachers

August 2022

LSR7 Parents as Teachers

A free and voluntary program, the Lee’s Summit R-7 Parents As Teachers program serves families with children prenatal through Pre-k. Currently, there are 26 certified parent educators working directly with Lee’s Summit parents to provide home visits, developmental screenings, family resources and parent group connections.

2022-2023 Home Visits

Welcome, or welcome back, to all our new and established families! We are excited to begin another year of home visiting in LSR7! As parent educators are returning, you will start to receive correspondence for scheduling a home visit. Be sure to check your texts, emails, and voicemails and let your parent educator know of any changes (moves, babies, etc.).

Our goal this year is to serve as many families in person, when possible, but know that might not always be an option. We will continue to offer virtual visits as well as phone visits (on an as needed basis). Please be sure to communicate with your parent educator on which method works best for your family.

We are once again hosting in person screenings for children aged 3-5. Click on the hyperlink above "3-5 Developmental Screenings" to find dates and times of upcoming screenings. More dates will be added, so check back often!

3 months-3 years developmental screenings

Screenings for children aged 3 months to 3 years are screened in the home by the parent educator. Please schedule this with your parent educator following your first visit.

MCPL events

The library has all three Lee's Summit branches open and many are hosting exciting activities and events! Check out their website for more information on events like Play and Learn, Block Building at the Library, Pumpkin Yoga, Family Movie Nights, Story Time and more!

CDC Updated Milestones

The CDC has recently updated their milestones and have created a tracking app to make it easier than ever to track your child's milestones. If you are interested in learning more, click the link below. We will continue to provide age-appropriate activities and information on milestones during our home visits, but this would be a great addition for information in between home visits or general inquiry. If you have any questions, please let your parent educator know.

Conscious Discipline Parent Night

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

Join certified Conscious Discipline instructor Jinny Datema for an evening all about:
  1. Helping adults maintain composure when their child is in emotional upset
  2. Tips for responding to your child when he/she is upset
  3. Building a meaningful connection with your child

This event is for parents who are currently enrolled in the LSR7 Parents as Teachers Program or have a child attending a Great Beginnings Early Education Center Program

More information below: