Parents as Teachers

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


Home Visit

    This free program with degreed, certified parent educators is available to families who choose to participate.
    Parents as Teachers extends all the way to kindergarten entry.  Families with children in Ferguson-Florissant preschool can sign up to participate in the Parents as Teachers program by reaching out to your child's teacher.  Families with children in other preschool or child care programs - or no program - are invited and encouraged to enroll online.


Family Home Visit

    To register for the Parents as Teachers program, please call (314) 824-2077 or send an e-mail to with your name, your child's name, address, telephone number, your child's date of birth and availability for visits; days, evenings, Saturaday.
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