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Parents As Teachers

Belinda Masters

Belinda Masters,

Parents As Teachers is a home-school-community partnership that supports parents in their role as their child's first and most influential teachers. What began with four pilot sites in 1981 was implemented statewide with the passage of the Early Childhood Development Act of 1984. This bill mandated that every school district provide parent education and screening services to families with children ages birth to five.

In 2012-13:

  • 1,433 families received parent education services
  • 2,021 children were served (birth to kindergarten entry)
  • 1,801 children were screened in overall development, language, hearing, health, and vision
  • Our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey showed that 98% of parents were "very satisfied" with Parents As Teachers, and that 97% of parents would recommend Parents As Teachers to a friend

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Columbia Public Schools
Parents As Teachers
1818 West Worley Street
Columbia, MO 65203

Coordinator: Ms. Belinda Masters

Phone: (573) 214-3955
Fax: (573) 214-3998

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  Columbia Public Schools | 1818 W. Worley Street | Columbia, MO 65203
  Phone (573) 214-3400 | Fax (573) 214-3401 |

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