as Teachers is an approved home visiting model dedicated to providing
the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their
children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. The
concept for Parents as Teachers was developed in the 1970s when Missouri
educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying
levels of school readiness. Research showed that greater parent
involvement is a critical link in the child's development of learning
skills, including reading and writing. Early childhood professionals
suggested that a program to provide early detection of developmental
delays and health issues, and parent education to help parents
understand their role in encouraging their child's development from the
beginning could help improve school readiness and parent involvement.
Please call 816-532-0406 to discuss what Parents as Teachers can offer
you and your child.