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Frequently Asked Questions regarding our Program:

Is Parents as Teachers free?

Yes, Parents as Teachers is a free and voluntary program for all resident families that have children aged prenatal through pre-k.

How can I enroll in the Parents as Teachers program?

Click here to enroll.

I  live in Lee’s Summit but my children would not attend an LSR7 district school. Can I still enroll?

No, you must live in the LSR7 school district attendance area to enroll. If you live in a different attendance area, you will need to call the Parents as Teachers office in that attendance area.

I am pregnant and have not had my baby yet, can I still enroll?

Absolutely! Our program serves families with children prenatal through prekindergarten.

What is a developmental screening? What is the difference between a developmental screening and a kindergarten screening?

A developmental screening is provided by Parents as Teachers to all children ages 3-Prek. This screening is conducted by a certified parent educator utilizing a screening tool that assesses skills in the areas of cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and self-help skills. In addition to those areas, a vision, hearing and articulation screening is also administered.

A Kindergarten Screening varies from school to school. A Kindergarten screening is an informal assessment of incoming kindergarten students to get a baseline of general knowledge. This screening is done at your child's intended Elementary School.

I am interested in a developmental screening for my 3-prek age child. How do I sign up?

Visit our Development Screening page.

Are you on our wait list for a parent educator?

Please ensure your visit availability is up-to-date with our office as we typically carry an evening wait list. While you wait, you are still able to participate in a developmental screening and any scheduled group connections listed on our website.