Healthy Steps is a free program for all parents of children ages 0 to 3. It is designed to forge a relationship between health care professionals and parents to address the physical, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of small children.
A Healthy Steps health care specialist helps parents navigate developmental stages and possible problems into teachable moments. We get acquainted at the newborn visit or when requested by a clinician. Our goal is to meet at each well child visit.
Parents As Teachers is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. The program is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education accessible to all families.
Often accessed through the school district, the free PAT early learning programs are for all parents with children ages birth to 3. (The Kansas City area consortium programs provide funding up to age 3)
Services for members include: