LSR7 Parents as Teachers

February 2023

LSR7 Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a voluntary early childhood development program offering research-based curricula that help families raise children to be healthy, safe, learning and ready for school.

Find a program near you and enroll today:

Family Survey

Every year we ask families to complete a survey about our program. Taking a few minutes to fill this out gives us helpful information on the quality of our program. We appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete it. This survey will be available until March 17th. Thank you for your help!

A heart a day....

From February 1 until the 14th (or the whole month!), leave a sticky note or heart on your child(ren)'s door(s) to tell them all the wonderful things you love about them. See example below and compliment starter ideas.
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Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.

See the image below for ways to support your child's healthy habits. In addition, check out some of the resources for free dental checks. If you need additional resources or information, ask your parent educator!

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Local Dental Resources

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry
650 E 25th St, Kansas City MO 64108
General Clinic Appointments, 816-235-2100
Children’s Clinic Appointments, 816-235-2145

Cass County Dental Clinic
802 E Walnut, Belton, MO 64012
Cass County Dental Clinic is a nonprofit dental clinic that provides services to children and adolescents from birth through age 20 who are insured through Medicaid or who are low-income uninsured.

From our library

Celebrating Black History


The Kansas City Royals announced today that, in honor of Black History Month, Royals Charities will provide free admission to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for the month of February.

Click here for more information:

Black History Month hosted by MCPL

Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting several programs for both youth and adults to celebrate Black History, including a Satchel Paige magic show! For more information and to register, follow the link:

There is also an online resource called Black Life in America you can access to learn more about the impacts African Americans have had on culture, the arts, science, politics, religion, and more. Visit the website for more information:

Around LSR7

Summer Learning Institute (SLI)

Hard to believe, but registration for SLI will be coming soon! For more information on important dates, BASS, and to sign-up to receive email notifications for SLI, use the link below:

*incoming kindergarten students are eligible to attend SLI

Language and Cultural Festival

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Upcoming Group Connections

Infant Massage

Friday, Feb. 17th, 1-2pm

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

This class is for babies not yet crawling. All parents are asked to bring a soft blanket or towel to lay your baby on as we will be utilizing the floor during this session. If you have a child that is younger than 10 weeks old, please bring a bed-size pillow to support your baby.

For more information, see the flyer:

Register with the following link (required):

Kindergarten Countdown #1

Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 7-8pm

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

Join certified parent educator Susan Conard on February 21st for an informative hour on the impact of social-emotional skills and academic achievement in school. We will learn important skills to practice for school readiness, discuss self-help skills to assist your child's independence, and explore games and ideas for practicing these skills at home. This is part one of a two series kindergarten readiness session. More information on session 2 coming soon!

This is a parent only event. Registration is not required.

Details can be found here:

Conscious Discipline: Conscious Adults

Wednesday, March 1st, 6-7:30pm

905 Bluestem

Lee's Summit, MO

We hope you will join parent educators of the LSR-7 Parents as Teachers Program as we

explore the Seven Powers for Conscious Adults. Conscious Discipline aims to engage

parents and caregivers in building healthy, brain-smart environments that help children learn and grow.

This is a parent only event. Registration is not required.

Details can be found here:

Kindergarten Kickoff

Thursday, March 9th, 4:30-6:30pm

Lee's Summit R-7 School District, MO, USA


If you have a child or children starting kindergarten for this upcoming 2023/2024 school year, here is an important date for you to note:

Kindergarten Kickoff is scheduled for March 9th from 4:30-6:30

The open house style events help incoming parents meet school staff, learn about summer school programming and register early for the upcoming school year.

For more information: