Video: The benefits of participating in Missouri's Parent Education Program, a parent perspective.
Families, pregnant teens or primary caregivers who are expecting a child or have a child under the age of kindergarten entry are eligible to participate in Missouri's Parent Education Program. This program promotes early learning, knowledge and understanding of child development, and partnerships with community resources. These opportunities assist families with a smooth transition into preschool and kindergarten, which support school readiness.
Families can participate in regularly scheduled family personal visits, group connections, and developmental screenings for their child(ren).
Family personal visits are provided by a trained parent educator who will partner with the family to support and promote the child’s development through individualized activities that will prepare the child for future success in school and life.
Developmental screenings provide information on the individual growth and development of the child as well as health, hearing, vision and dental checks. Annual developmental screenings can support continued growth and identify potential delays or concerns.
Group connections allow for parent-child interactions, increase knowledge of ways to support child development and provide an opportunity to practice parenting skills in a group setting.
Resource networks provide families with connections to information and services available in the community to support them.
Contact your local school district for enrollment information. Utilize the Missouri School Directory Interactive Map to find your local school district. You may search for your school district by clicking on your location on the interactive map or using the Find Schools or Districts search option (Search Districts by County).