The Parents As Teachers Program will host their annual Preschool Informational Fair on Monday, February 10th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Washburn University Student Union Memorial Rooms A and B.
Each family will receive a free 2014 Parents As Teachers Preschool Directory, where they can:
- Discover ten signs of a GREAT preschool
- Learn what questions to ask when choosing a preschool
- Get information on how to help their child(ren) ease into kindergarten
Parents will have an opportunity to meet directors from over 25 preschools around the county and hear what they have to say that makes their preschool special.
The Parents As Teachers program is a free and voluntary program for expectant parents and their children from birth to age three. The program offers personalized home visits with certified parent educators, child development screenings, weekly playgroups, periodic group meetings, volunteer opportunities, a monthly newsletter, and resource and referral to community services for families who have needs beyond the scope of Parents As Teachers services.
What does Parents As Teachers do?
- Empower parents to support their child’s development and education from the earliest years
- Enhance parent-child interaction and strengthen family relationships
- Develop strong partnerships between parents and schools
Research shows that families enrolled in Parents As Teachers have children who are better prepared for kindergarten, regardless of their other early education experiences.
For more information about Topeka Public Schools’ Parents as Teachers program, contact Rebecca Clancy, Coordinator, at (785) 274-6475. You can also visit us online at www.facebook.com/topekaparentsasteachers. More information on the Parents As Teachers program can also be found at www.patnc.org , www.kpata.org , www.ksde.org.