Parents as Teachers

  • Parents as Teachers A free, voluntary program that serves families with children from prenatal to kindergarten entry.  Based on home visits and screenings, the number of visits offered varies family to family. Every child is offered a developmental screening once per year. All Parent Educators are SPS employees and have had extensive background checks. Group connections and access to a resource network are other benefits of participating in the program.  

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  • Enrollment Process for Wonder Years

    Your child must be four years old and reside in the Springfield Public Schools district. 

    1. Call the screening department at Shady Dell Early Childhood Center to schedule a preschool screening at (417)523-1333.

    2. Go online and complete the Early Childhood Interest Form.  Click EARLY CHILDHOOD INTEREST FORM to complete the form. 

    3. Bring your child's immunization record, birth certificate, and proof of residency with you to the screening appointment.

    4. During the screening appointment, you will complete registration paperwork. 

    If your child qualifies for placement, you will receive an email with further instructions. 

    If you child does not qualify, you will also receive an email. 

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    Shady Dell Early Childhood Center, 2757 E. Division, Springfield MO 65803 (Screening Location)

    Screening:  (417) 523-1300

    Campbell Early Childhood Center, 506 S. Grant, Springfield MO 65806 (Main Office)

    Phone:  (417) 523-1160

    Fax:  (417) 523-1395