Lee's Summit R7 Parents as Teachers

September 2020

Welcome Back 2020-2021

Great Beginnings Early Education Center

Early Childhood Education Center and Parents as Teachers - Serving all families in Lee's Summit School District prenatal to pre kindergarten.

Welcome Back! We are ready!

We've all been working hard and getting ready for this year!

We are doing our visits virtually and are so excited to connect with you and help you to be great observers and supporters of your children. We are still here to partner with and support you so you can be your child's best and most influential teacher!

Please continue to support our program by keeping your visits, scheduling a screening and attending our virtual group connections so we can continue to support you.

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Developmental Screenings for 3 to Pre-K

Our screenings for kiddos 3 to pre-k are being done virtually this year.

If you are currently enrolled in PAT, your parent educator will be in contact with you regarding the online screening process taking place this year. All in person screenings have been cancelled. If you had a screening scheduled at the office, your parent educator will be in contact with you.

If you are NOT enrolled in PAT but would like to sign your child up for a developmental screening, with LSR-7 Parents as Teachers, please click on the link below to complete your request. Please note that this link is for families that are NEW to our program only.


LS Parents As Teachers is enrolling new families!

Sharing enrollment information with others helps our program continue to grow.

Did you know that Parents as Teachers is open to ALL families with children prenatal to prekindergarten that reside in the Lee's Summit School District boundaries.

Know a family that may be interested in enrolling?

Share with them about our visits, group connections, social media, and screening information. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and our website.

Thanks for supporting us by sharing about our program!

The program is free and we have openings!


We are looking for members for our Advisory Board

Do you have an interest in helping the littlest learners in Lee's Summit?

Have you ever wanted to give of your time?

Do you have ideas and would love to share?

Then we've got an opportunity for you!

We are looking for a few more members for our Advisory Board. We meet four times during the year and the commitment is to promote and share our programming, attend our meetings and give valuable information to help us help our community. If you have questions or would like to submit your name, please email tracy.halphin@lsr7.net

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It's time - time for school to begin! But....

Let's stop and think about you. Yes, YOU!

One of the most important gifts you can give your child is your time. If you are not feeling well or are overwhelmed with juggling all that is going on, it makes it hard to give of yourself. It is important that you are healthy both physically and mentally.

When we take time for ourselves to pursue our passions, do the things that we enjoy, relax or even do nothing at all, we end up happier, healthier and feeling better. "Me" time allows us to de-stress, unwind and rejuvenate. Taking time for yourself allows you to renew, heal, and create reserves of energy and peace.

"Me" time is not something you should feel guilty about. It's nothing more than taking some time to put aside your everyday responsibilities and treating yourself to an activity that you enjoy. It gives you an opportunity to relax, refocus and recharge. When you take time for yourself, you come back with greater focus, commitment and enjoyment. Be your own champion - be the best version of yourself - ready to handle anything that comes your way.

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Information for you

Math for my little one

We think of math as adding and subtracting, but it really begins before that! When we play games and match or sort, we are giving our children the beginning skills for math!

To learn more fun and exciting ways, read the article from Zero To Three below.

Math can be fun!

Another way to utilize the library

Tips for getting your child to wear a mask

Coming Events

Keep watching our website for coming events! We will be hosting family yoga and Infant Massage soon!


Early Head Start and Head Start are now taking applications