Parents as Teachers Newsletter
Happy February! We hope you are staying warm and have settled into the routine after the Winter Break. If you are a Chiefs fan, you must be just as excited as us for February! We have a few group connections coming up over the next few months to help get families out of the house as well as our Success by 6 Library open. We hope to see you soon!
Upcoming Group Connections
February 23rd, 2023, 5:30-7:30 Romp and Stomp at the EEC (all ages)
March 7th, 2023, Time TBD Kindergarten Readiness at the EEC
March 14th, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM Early Childhood Resource Fair at the EEC (all ages)
April 3rd, 2023, 5:30-7:00 PM Math: It's More than Numbers (all ages)
May 4th, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM Picnic on the Playground (all ages)
THANK YOU to all who attended our January "Snow Much Fun" event at the Early Education Center! We had 2 evenings of fun thanks to Mr. Stinky Feet and What If Puppets as well as activities facilitated by Parent Educators and the Early Education teachers and staff. We are looking forward to seeing you in February at the Romp and Stomp!
Community & Parent Resources
Success by 6 Is Open!!!
Success by 6 is a FREE toy, game, and book lending library open to all families in Clay and Platte county. It is located at the Early Education Center. See below for the days/hours we are open during February.
Success by 6 at the Early Education Center, 6479 N. Prospect Avenue, Gladstone, MO:
Tuesday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Create an account and start checking out here!
NKC Free Preschool Programs
NKC Schools is proud to offer a variety of FREE full-day and half-day early education programs, as well as tuition-paid preschool, to meet the needs of our community. All of our programs provide opportunities for exploration, discovery, creativity, problem-solving, and social interaction. Interested students must complete a developmental screening to assist with placement.
We are currently scheduling developmental screenings for children with a birthdate between 08/1/2018 & 07/31/2019
Go to nkcschools.org/screenings to sign up today!
February Book Suggestions
Black History Month Books
Super Bowl Sunday Books
President's Day Books
Super Bowl Activities
Use the Super Bowl as a time to do learning activities with your child!
Did You Know?!
Winter Car Seat Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics
As a general rule, bulky clothing including winter coats should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. In a car crash, the fluff in a coat will flatten out from the force leaving extra space under the harness. A child can then slip through the straps and be thrown from the seat.
Conscious Discipline Corner
STAR Breathing is a great way to practice calm breathing for both adults and children. Use this as a way to calm down when you are upset, model STAR breathing for your child, and practice as a family!
NKC Schools Parents as Teachers
Enroll in Parents as Teachers by click here or call 816-321-5453.
Location: 6479 North Prospect Avenue, Gladstone, MO, USA