Rebecca Clancy, Program Coordinator
Mission Statement: Parents are their child’s first and most influential teachers. Parents as Teachers offer parenting education and support for families with children, prenatal through the age of three. Parents as Teachers is a free early learning program that provides practical, effective ways to encourage learning.
Hours: Flexible, Personal visits and play groups are offered during the day and evening
- Personal Visits: Certified parent educators, trained in child development help parents understand what to expect as their child grows and develops and suggests activities to encourage learning.
- Play groups: offered daily Monday – Friday (except when USD 501 schools are not in session) at a variety of times and locations to give parents the opportunity to share an hour of hands-on learning activities with their child. Play groups take place at the playroom 2331 SW Topeka Blvd (m), 1100 SE Highland (m) and 455 SE Golf Park Blvd (m). Play groups are offered year round for families with children from birth to age 5 that live in the USD 501 school district.
- Developmental Screenings: Provides periodic developmental screenings for early detection of potential problems to prevent later difficulties in school.
- Resource Network: Certified educators’ help families access other needed community services that are beyond the scope of the Parents as Teachers Program.
- Volunteer opportunities.
Eligibility: Live in the Topeka Public Schools district and are parenting a child prenatal to age 3. Play groups are for children birth to age 5.
How to Apply: Call the Parents As Teachers office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding: Kansas Department of Education, The United Way of Greater Topeka and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund.