The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Parents As Teachers program recently received a $32,600 grant from the Baptist Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation.
With the grant funding, Parents As Teachers will fund summer in-home visits to families by parent educators, summer screenings to help identify at-risk children, screening for pre-kindergarten students, home-visit materials for high-needs children, a workshop focusing on conscious discipline and books for teen parents.
The Lee’s Summit Parents As Teachers program serves families with children from birth through age 5. Currently, there are 20 trained parent educators working directly with Lee’s Summit R-7 parents to provide home visits and developmental screenings.
In addition, Parents As Teachers offers many parent and family focused group connections throughout the year. These group connections may be in the format of a speaker regarding a parenting topic or a family fun/educational activity.
For more information about the program, visit http://pat.lsr7.org/.