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Purpose of the Program

      Parents as Teachers is designed to provide children the best possible start in life.  Using research based curriculum, parents are provided with the skills and knowledge they need to help them make the best decisions regarding their children's education.

       The program includes personal visits, group connections, health,vision,hearing and developmental screenings, and supports family connections with other community services.

       Families Served

      All expectant parents and families with children birth to age three living in the Brewster, Grinnell, Oakley, Oberlin, Quinter, and Wheatland school districts may enroll in and be served for Parents As Teachers.


In-Home Visit Topics


  • Prenantal information
  • Adjustment to Parenthood
  • Brain Development and windows of Opportunity
  • Understanding Baby's Cues
  • Immunizations
  • Attachment
  • Hearing and Vision
  • Healthy teeth
  • Healthy Sleep Patterns
  • Safety Proofing the home
  • The Parents' Role
  • Discipline
  • Encouraging Interest in Books
  • Negativism
  • Nutrition and Feeding Issues
  • Toys for Learning