ABOUT PARENTS AS TEACHERS

From the beginning, the Blue Valley Parents as Teachers program helps parents. Being a parent is a hard job, a complicated job and sometimes a lonely job. And, it may be the most important job parents will ever have. Right from the start, the Blue Valley Parent Educators give parents the knowledge and skills to do a good job. As their child's first teachers, parents make a difference.

The free voluntary Parents as Teachers program is designed to help district families prenatally to age 36 months.

HOME VISITS

Parent Educators make monthly visits to the homes of participating families. During these visits, Parent Educators provide helpful information on observing and encouraging their child's development. Information is shared in the form of handouts, developmentally appropriate​ materials and honest and frank conversations between parents and Parent Educators. Enroll now for the Parents as Teachers program.

GROUP CONNECTIONS

At regularly scheduled meetings, parents can meet with experts who share information about early childhood development, or enjoy an opportunity for parent/child activities. Read the most recent newsletter for the latest group connection offerings. If you are already participating in the program, enroll in the group connection that interests you.

PLAYTIMES & RESOURCE CENTER

Weekly playtimes are held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and one Saturday a month. (See the calendar for specific days and times.) During the weekly playtimes children have the opportunity to play with other children as their parents model play and interact with other parents.

The Resource Center is located at the Hilltop Learning Center at 7700 W. 143rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66223. It is in this facility that families may check out books on child development, parenting, discipline, health and family fun.

SCREENINGS

During home visits or on a parent's request, children are screened for hearing, vision, language, dental, nutrition, motor, intellectual and social development. These screenings can help parents identify any potential concern before it becomes an obstacle to the child's development. If additional help is needed, the PAT staff provides referrals.​

WEBSITE RESOURCES

Biting, behavior, sleep, confidence, routines, aggressive behavior, teaching cooperation - click here
Eating and the feeding relationship - click here
General child development - click here​​

PARENTS AS TEACHERS STAFF​

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PAM BEASLEY
(913) 624-2818
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BECKY CARNEY
(913) 624-2816
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JULIE HENRY
(913) 624-2804
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CATHY HOLTORF
(913) 624-2814
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TERRY JENSEN
(913) 624-2808
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KERRY JOHNSTON
(913) 624-2817
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MICHELLE KELLY
(913) 624-2811
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CINDY KUNZE
(913) 624-2810
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MARY MAXEY
(913) 624-2803
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KAREN MCROBERTS
(913) 624-2809
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MIMI NAGLE
(913) 624-2807
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AMY SCAVUZZO
(913) 624-2806
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DIANE SCHMIDT
(913) 624-2805
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SARAH UNREIN
(913) 624-2802
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ALLISON WAREHAM​
(913) 624-2813
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KRISTEN YOUNGER
(913) 624-2801
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CONTACTS

​​LOCATION​

Hilltop Learning Center​​
7700 W. 143rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66223​