Parents as Teachers
Parents are their child’s first and most influential teachers. Scientists have proven that experiences in the earliest years make a physical difference in a child’s brain.
Beginning prenatally, families are offered:
- Personal visits; usually at home, and arranged to meet the parent's schedule
- Group meetings and parent-child activities with other families
- Screening to check on development, hearing, and vision
- Connections to community resources
This free program with degreed, certified parent educators is available to all families who choose to participate.
Parents as Teachers extends all the way to kindergarten entry. Families with children in Ferguson-Florissant preschool automatically receive Parents as Teachers. Families with children in other preschool or child care programs - or no program - are invited and encouraged to enroll.