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.
The screening department will be conducting virtual screening appointments to meet the needs of the SPS school district families and the current health guidelines. Please submit one request per child. You will be contacted to set up the appointment.
To have your child screened:
Fill out the following online documents for ALL virtual and on-site screenings for
Wonder Years, kindergarten or other.
If you would like to enroll in the Parents As Teachers program, please click on the link
Learn, Play and Grow with Springfield Parents As Teachers!
Check out our Facebook page!
- Deana Belote
- Whitney Bryant
- Tamara Bueler
- Laura Butler
- Rachel Christensen
- Stacy Coiner
- Melissa Corporon
- Cheryl Covey-Huffman
- Caitlin Culleny
- Kristi Delp
- Kristi Donovan
- Angel Eakins
- Danielle Edwards
- Caitlyn Hill
- Jenny Hill
- Becky Holton
- Robin Hopkins
- Lacey Hufford
- Mallori Hunt
- Marti Isbell
Please join in the fun at our SPS Parents As Teachers community events! FREE!
Find our fun moments on our Facebook page:
As we comply with the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines of the Springfield Public Schools, we are implementing new ways to maintain our relationships with families. We are meeting with families virtually for home visits and screenings. We will continue to adjust our program structure to meet the needs of the SPS school district and the young families we serve.
During COVID-19 school district closure, parent educators will be contacting families. The educators will contact families through virtual visits. Feel free to contact your parent educator.
Our favorite community events are:
Story Time is a great family event. Activities and story reading for children from birth to PreK!
K-Prep to encourage skills to prepare for kindergarten in the fall. Our events are held in elementary schools to give a child an opportunity to meet and see their future school!
Yoga! Great event to meet others and learn self-regulating skills for children!
Playgroup is a fun time! Open to all ages under 5 years old. Playgroup has activities to encourage play and communication for little ones!
We hope to share our fun activities with families soon!
EVENTS ARE CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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.
Starting June 2020, the screening department will conduct virtual screening appointments for Wonder Years.
Click on this link and a screener will contact you to set up an appointment. Screening Appointment Request
2. Go online and complete the Early Childhood Interest Form. Click EARLY CHILDHOOD INTEREST FORM to complete the form.
3. Complete the Springfield Public School Online Enrollment Form. SPS ONLINE ENROLLMENT
4. Bring your child's immunization record, birth certificate, and proof of residency with you to the screening appointment.
5. During the screening appointment, you will complete registration paperwork.
6. Complete the Household Income Survey. Household Income Survey
If your child qualifies for placement, you will receive an email with further instructions.
If your child does not qualify, you will also receive an email.
Are your kids bored? Need a good book to read? Love fun craft ideas? Check out our friends at the Springfield-Greene County Library! Racing to Read Pinterest page
Fall Conscious Parenting Series Join this online parenting series! Brought to you by The One Stop for early childhood. Parents learn skills to navigate through parenting challenges!
If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a child under 5 years of age, have you looked into the WIC program? Missouri WIC program flyer
Shady Dell Early Childhood Center, 2757 E. Division, Springfield MO 65803 (Screening Location)
Screening: (417) 523-1333
Campbell Early Childhood Center, 506 S. Grant, Springfield MO 65806 (Main Office)
Phone: (417) 523-1160
Fax: (417) 523-1395