Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers

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Safety And Your Family

Keeping Your Child Safe In The Car

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four child safety seats are installed improperly.

The following articles are information on keeping your child safe in your car. If you haven' t had your car seat checked, now is the time to ensure your precious bundles are secured safely. The following link will direct you to a website where you can enter your zip code to find the closest and most convenient place for an inspection. Keep your child safe by making sure you have your car seat installed properly! http://www.seatcheck.org./

There is no one "safest" child safety seat. Use the one that fits your child, fits in your vehicles correctly, and one that you will use every trip, every time.

Parents As Teachers: Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car

Missouri Extension Information

Playing Outdoors

Playing outdoors offers children many benefits! Some benefits include encouraging children to engage their senses in a new way through digging in the dirt, exploring the leaves, burying their feet in the sand or smelling the new flowers. Attention can be extended and complex pretending comes alive! Encouraging our kiddos to engage in outdoor play everyday promotes healthy growth and lots of opportunities for learning! Let's go play!

Playing outdoors requires safety precautions as well - always be aware of where your children are and watch for safety hazards. When you are vigilant about your child's safety, outdoor play can provide physical fitness, enjoyment, stress relief and social interactions as well as a chance to develop new interests!

Sesame Street: Outdoors with Jason Mraz

Week of the Young Child

April 11 - 15, 2016

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.

The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

NAEYC first established the Week of the Young Child™ in 1971, recognizing that the early childhood years (birth through age 8) lay the foundation for children's success in school and later life. The Week of the Young Child™ is a time to plan how we—as citizens of a community, of a state, and of a nation—will better meet the needs of all young children and their families.

Celebrate your child, their teachers, and those that support early education!

The following are ideas for each day to promote your child!

Upcoming Activities

Big Truck Night

Monday, April 11th, 4-6:30pm

Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City District Office, 600 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit MO


Wednesday, April 20th, 8am to Thursday, April 21st, 8pm

Great Beginnings Early Education Center, 905 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

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Parenting With Love And Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun

Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30pm

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

This class runs on Tuesdays April 12th through May 10. To register for this class, click on the following link: http://www.lscares.org/L&LEarlyChildhood.pdf

Infant Massage

Wednesday, May 4th, 10-11am

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

For information or to sign up for this class, click on this link: http://docs.lsr7.org/public/files/PAT_C9B9BA72.pdf

Paradise Park Day for Great Beginnings Families

Wednesday, May 4th, 1-8pm

1021 Northeast Colbern Road

Lee's Summit, MO

You must be currently enrolled in one of the Great Beginnings programs to attend. http://docs.lsr7.org/public/files/PAT_F9336578.pdf

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