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Thank you for your interest in the Parents as Teachers program provided through the Blue Springs School District. Parents as Teachers is a voluntary program for families based on the belief that parents are the child's first and most influential teachers. It is our goal to assist you in giving your child the best possible start in life. For general questions, please email [email protected]

All families are eligible to receive the following services:

Free annual screening

Children 4 months to 35 months are screened at Liggett Trail Education Center or virtually by their parent educator. Developmental screenings will be offered to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds on various dates in the fall and spring.

Group Connections

Each month we offer a parent/child activity for children birth to prekindergarten or a speaker on a topic of interest.

  • Invitations/Sign-ups via email and website

Success By 6 Resource Center

Free use of our lending library and playroom funded by United Way.  SB6 is open Tuesdays 9:30-3:30 when school is in session. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Parent Connect Newsletter

Access to our online newsletter published three times a year.

More Screening Information

Do you have a 3-5 year old (pre-kindergarten) child? Do you reside in the Blue Springs School District?  

Referral Screenings

Referral screenings are for children ages 3-5 whose parents have developmental concerns.  These screenings are held throughout the school year.  

Developmental Screenings

Developmental screenings are for children ages 3 and 4 for parents to receive an overview of their child's development. These screenings  are held in October and March. 

Appointments are required for all screenings, call 816-874-3680 and ask to speak with a Parent Educator.


Parent Educators

Kristi Bates

email: KB[email protected]

Gina Linhardt

email: [email protected]

Hannah Walsh

email: [email protected]

Donte' Watkins

email: [email protected]