What’s Parents as Teachers and how do I get it?

Fox2 anchor Margie Ellisor knows the benefits of having a Parents as Teachers parent educator. She participates in Rockwood School District’s Parents as Teachers program where her parent educator, Amy, guides, models and coaches Margie and her husband as they parent their three kids.

When I talked to Margie recently, she was surprised that so many young parents still don’t know about this free program. So we arranged for her to talk to Donna Hunt O’Brien, an early childhood specialist here, to explain why even news anchors like Margie can benefit from Parents as Teachers. Watch the segment and see for yourself.

As for signing up, call your local school district in Missouri. (For St. Louis Public Schools, the largest school district in the area, call 314-771-4626.) Outside Missouri call 1-866-PAT4YOU (1-866-728-4968) and we’ll hook you up locally!