Parents as Teachers MCP

Parents as Teachers builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.


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Curious what your child needs to know for kindergarten? Check out our Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten packet here!


Parents as Teachers Coordinator
Kendra Fennessey

Parent Educators:

Tiffany Sherwood Nicole Westrup

Parents as Teachers serves families in the entire Union R-XI District, but is housed at Beaufort Elementary School.

3200 US-50 Beaufort, MO 63013
Phone: 636-583-1202 Ext 2
Fax: 636-583-4464

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Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a home visiting program with a focus on child development and parenting. Through regular personal home visits we will discuss a variety of child development topics, parenting strategies, and share in the general joys and challenges of parenting.


All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

We partner with families with children prenatal through kindergarten entry. Through this partnership we,

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development.

  • Improve parenting practices, in turn increasing children's school readiness and success.

  • Help detect developmental delays and health issues early.

  • Improve the health and well-being of families in our community, and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Kindergarten Prep

Will your child start kindergarten in August 2024? Sign them up for K-Prep!

K-Prep is a 2 hour class held on Fridays during the regular school year. This is a small class designed to give children without daycare or preschool experience a chance to see what school is like before moving on to kindergarten! If you are interested in signing your child up for the 23/24 school year, simply fill out the form below. We will be in touch to finish signing them up!

Fill out this form to request more information! K-Prep Information Request

Child Development screenings:

Each child in our program receives a yearly child development screening. This screening covers communication, gross and fine motor, problem solving skills, social and emotional development, health, vision, and hearing. The screening helps both the parent and the parent educator better understand the individual child's development, set goals, and provide targeted activities to help the child reach milestones.

Group Connections:

These events provide families within our community an opportunity to connect with other families, learn new skills, and provide important social experiences for their young children.

Upcoming Group Connections

Jan 27th gross motor playgroup

DayTime Playgroups are back!! These playgroups are located in the PAT room at Beaufort Elementary School.

Tuesday February 6th from 9-10am

Wednesday February 28th from 10-11am

Please RSVP through our Facebook event page or with your parent educator.

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