Parents as Teachers is a free early education program provided by Leander ISD for families with children ages birth to 5 who are interested in learning the best ways to ready their child for school success. These services are also offered to expectant parents. Families must live within the boundaries of the following elementary schools: Bagdad, Camacho, Faubion, Giddens, Knowles, Mason, Plain, Pleasant Hill, Reed and Whitestone.
If your child’s first language is Spanish and would attend one of the bilingual campuses (Bagdad, Knowles, Reed, Whitestone), and your family also qualifies for Parents as Teachers.
300-B S. West Dr.
Leander, TX 78641
(located in portables directly behind the LEO Conference Center)
To partner with families of children ages birth to five to build a strong foundation for academic success.
- Provide on-going individualized child development and parenting information.
- Promote age-appropriate activities and experiences in the home.
- Enhance school readiness skills.
- Offer opportunities for socialization in group settings.
- Administer yearly developmental screenings to each child.
- Create a relationship of shared knowledge with families.
Personal visits are a time once a month when a Parent Educator meets with the family in their home or at the center. During this time, both the parent and Parent Educator share their knowledge around the child’s development. Throughout each visit, the parent learns how their interactions foster their child’s growth and learning and how what their child is doing connects to his or her development. In addition, annual developmental and health screenings are conducted and families are connected to community resources.
Stay and Play
Stay and Play is an “open-ended” playgroup with the purpose of giving you a chance to play with your child in an environment with other children.
A class for infants and their caregivers to come connect as you walk through pregnancy and the early baby months. Discussions will include safe sleeping practices, infant massage, postpartum depression, self-care, breastfeeding, and more.
Baby Sing and Sign
Come learn how to enhance communication with your little one! This class is designed for children just starting to learn to talk. We will learn signs, sing songs, and engage in activities that will encourage children to use their first words, such as daddy, mommy, eat, and more.
This is a class for walkers and explorers until age 2! Come join us for an hour of playing and interacting with toddlers! We will learn signs for language development, play, and have fun together.
Come and play with your two-year-old in a classroom designed just for him or her! Little ones will practice independence, pretend play, turn taking, book reading, outdoor play, and sensory play
Preschool Academy is a one day per week class for 3, 4, or 5 year olds. Come with your child to learn ways to play with your child to help him/her learn early academics. This class is an opportunity for children not in a school setting to experience a classroom and they get to experience it alongside you.
Family Wellness class is designed to nurture a love of physical activity, provide an introduction to classroom-based gardening and nutrition, and encourage healthy eating in children…and their families! Children of all ages and their caregivers are motivated to walk, run, jump, dance and move their whole bodies while playing, having fun, and eating healthy.
Family events are evening events designed for the whole family to attend. Events in the past have included a Fall Family Fest, Winter Party, Roll and Read, and Graduation.