Lee's Summit Parents As Teachers

Great Beginnings = Great Success

You are your child's first and most influential teacher

Welcome Back

School is back in session and we are gearing up for another great school year!

You will be hearing from your Parent Educator soon to schedule a visit. Remember to update your contact information by noting the best way to reach you and verifying your email address during that initial contact. She will be excited for you to share all the exciting milestones your kiddos have mastered over the summer!

We will be offering many new activities for you this year so check our website pat.lsr7.org or our Facebook page frequently for the latest information. Our first activity of the year will be Popsicles at the Playground. Check out the details below!

We believe you are your child's first and most influential teacher. We pledge to partner with you to help give your child the best possible start in life.

Happy Parenting!

Lee's Summit R7 Parents As Teachers

Our vision is that all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

Upcoming Activities

Popsicles At The Playground

Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 9:30-11:30am

905 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

Meet other parents while your little ones play! You will be able to enter your name to win fun, kid friendly prizes! Click on the link below to see the flyer.

Parenting With Love and Logic - Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun

Monday, Sep. 14th, 6:30-8pm

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

This course is being presented by Lee's Summit Cares and will be offered through a collaborative relationship with ReDiscover and the Lee's Summit R-7 School District. The cost is $42 per person and scholarships are available to residents within the district boundaries. Please refer to our website -http://pat.lsr7.org- for a flyer to enroll in this class.


Infant Massage

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 6:30-7:30pm

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

This class is for babies who are not yet crawling. Class size is limited. The class is taught by Lee's Summit R-7 Parent Educators and Certified Infant Massage Instructors.

To register, click on the link:


Conscious Discipline

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 6-8pm

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

Conscious Discipline provides the tools parents need to handle childhood challenges. These tools include the opportunity to build safety, love and a new skill set for you and your children.

To register, click on the link:


Getting the most out of Parents as Teachers

It’s Monday morning and your Parents as Teachers Parent Educator is coming to visit. What’s going through your mind? Maybe you’re looking forward to sharing what your baby has recently started doing or a goal you achieved. Maybe you have a question or concern to address. Hopefully, you’re not thinking about canceling the visit!

Things are going through your Parent Educator’s mind, too. She is thinking about you and your child! Your Parent Educator has planned what to discuss based on your interests and your child’s development. Additionally, your Parent Educator will bring a parent-child activity that you can enjoy with your child, often using materials you already have in your home.

You and your Parent Educator are partners in making the most out of your time together. Here are some things you can do to get the most out of participating in Parents as Teachers.

Observe your child. You see your child every day; your Parent Educator visits for a short time. Be ready to share what’s new with your Parent Educator.

Don’t worry about housekeeping. Certainly, it’s helpful to have a clean space where everyone can sit, but your Parent Educator won’t mind if there are dishes in the sink. Relax and enjoy your personal visit.

Minimize distractions. If your pet longs for attention, take him out of the room until your visit is over. A television or radio playing in the background may make it hard for everyone to concentrate. Save chores such as laundry or dishes for after your Parent Educator leaves. Put your phone on mute or turn it off. You will get the most out of your time together if you give your full attention to your child and your Parent Educator.

Let your Parent Educator know your thoughts and feelings. Fully participate in the partnership. Don’t be embarrassed to ask any question you might have. Share your goals for your child and the progress you’re working toward achieving them. Feel free to share fears or things that worry you. Your Parent Educator will keep your comments confidential. Follow up on recommendations. Your Parent Educator will suggest activities you can do with your child between personal visits. Have fun doing these with your child and observe his development. If you and your Parent Educator form a plan for getting special services, follow the plan and make the necessary contacts.

Attend Group Connections. Group Connections can provide new information from experts, allow you to meet other families, and give you fun activities to do with your child. You get the most out of your Parents as Teachers program when you participate in all the components – Personal visits, Group Connections, screening, and using community resources. Thank you for being in Parents as Teachers. Our vision is that all children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential. You are the most important person to make that vision come true for your child.