USD 508 Baxter
Parents As Teachers Program
An early learning program for parents
of young children prenatal to three.
Staff: LuAnne Herbert, Parent Educator
|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/she 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
| Personal Visits
||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.
||Parents As teachers helps link parents with other resources within
the same community that provide services beyond the scope of Parents
||All parents receive a monthly newsletter and a subscription to "Parent
and Child" magazine.
||All families have access to local Parents As Teachers resources
including toys, videos, parent materials and other early childhood
||Playgroups give parents and children the opportunity to join with
other parents and children for a playtime that provides a variety
of activities that enhance all areas of development.
|For further information, please call 1-800-554-3412
or you can go to the following website: