Skip to main content

Parents As Teachers

A round logo with the words "parents as teachers" in red and sky blue at the top, and "Missouri Curriculum Partner" in navy on the bottom. The center of the circle is a stylized graphic of a parent holding a child close, in purple and sky blue.

Joplin Parents as Teachers is a free program offered through Joplin Schools that aims to support parents in their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. Families are eligible for Parents as Teachers services from the time they are expecting an infant, until that child starts kindergarten. Services offered include monthly in-home Parent Educator visits, annual developmental screenings, resources, and opportunities for group connections.


For more information

follow us on Facebook


call 417-208-2069






Blue State of Missouri with family in the middle.  Missouri Family Resources written inside the state shape.


Sign your child up for free books from Dolly!

Dolly Parton in front of dozens of book covers with the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library logo imposed atop it all.

We are excited to share Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with Joplin’s little ones! Children from birth to age five are eligible for the program, which sends one free, age-appropriate book per month to enrolled children. Parents can enroll their children here. Joplin Schools does not distribute the books, but we are proud to share the news of free, high-quality books to all of our littlest Eagles!

Follow Us on Facebook!