Do you have a child who is five years old or younger? If so, you should join Parents as Teachers. Our school district sponsors this exciting, rewarding, and free program that can help your child be a successful learner. Parents as Teachers is a voluntary early childhood parent education and family support program designed to help parents give their children the best possible start in life.
Mission of Parents as Teachers: All parents will be their child's best first teachers.
Components of Maryville’s Parents as Teachers program: Personal VisitsDuring personalized home visits with a certified parent educator, who is trained in child development, parents are assisted in understanding what to look for in each stage of their chid's development. Parent educators offer practical tips to parents on ways to encourage learning, manage behaviors in their children, and promote strong parent-child relationships.
Group Meetings At group meetings parents get together to gain new insights and to share their parenting experiences, common concerns, and successes. Some group meetings also provide families the opportunities to participate in parent-child activities.
Screenings Parents as Teachers offers periodic screening when children are screened for hearing, vision, language, dental, nutritional, motor, intellectual and social-emotional development. The goals of these screenings are to give parents an understanding of their child's development and identify any potential concern before it could become an obstacle in their child's development.
Resource NetworkFamilies within our program can access other services integrated with Parents as Teachers programs in a broader early childhood program. Parent educators can also provide assistance in finding requested community services.