This week we celebrate our Parents as Teachers program! Maries R 2 has participated in the Parents as Teacher program for over 35 years.  

Ms. Patty Durbin is our PAT provider. She offers a variety of opportunities to learn about your child’s development and growth. She will do in home visits or visits can be done at school. She offers several group visit opportunities as well. (Breakfast with Santa is coming up soon.). 

Parents as Teachers offer educational services to parents across the country.  These affiliates give all parents of young children support, and it also provides information so all children learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

The concept for Parents as Teachers developed in the 1970s in Missouri. There, educators noted that children were beginning kindergarten with varying levels of school readiness. Research showed that greater parent involvement is a critical link in the child’s development of learning skills, including reading and writing.

Please contact Mrs. Durbin at 573-859-3800 for additional information. 

Happy Parents as Teachers Week! Thank you to Mrs. Durbin for all she does to help our students be Kindergarten ready!