USD 446 Independence Parents as Teachers Program An early learning program for parents of young children prenatal to three ______________________________________
Parents as Teachers is a free, voluntary, research-based program designed to provide practical timely information to all families including single parents, first-time parents and expectant parents.
Being a parent is a lot more fun and much less stressful if: • you know how your child grows and develops • you know how to encourage your child so he will get a great start in life • you share experiences and receive support from other families who have a child the same age as yours
Vision “All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential”
Parents As Teachers provides:
Personal Visits every 6 to 8 weeks by a certified
Parent Educator with developmentally
appropriate education materials and
activities at each personal visit.
Group meetings where parents have the opportunity
to discuss general issues of child development
and parenting. Favorite meetings have included:
Homemade Toys, Summer Fun,
Nursery Rhymes, and Make a Book.
Annual vision, hearing, language and
overall developmental screenings are included
during home visits.
Resource Network -
Parents As Teachers helps link parents with
other resources within the community that
provide services beyond the scope of Parents As Teachers.
All parents receive a monthly newsletter
and a subscription to “Parent and Child” magazine.
Family Resources -
All families have access to local Parents As Teachers
resources including toys, videos, parent materials and
other early childhood education materials.
Playgroups give parents and children the
opportunity to join with other parents and
children for a play time that provides a variety
of activities that enhance all areas of development.
For more information, please call 1-800-554-3412.
Unified School District 446 ~ 517 N. 10th Street ~ Independence, KS 67301 ~ Superintendent: Chuck Schmidt ~ 620.332.1800