Southeast of Saline Parent Education Program

Southeast of Saline Parent Education program is available for any family that lives in our district and has an infant, toddler, or preschooler.  We provide monthly home visits with fun activities for families to do together that promotes healthy development during the first 5 years of life.  The curriculum is researched based and activities are mostly home-made toys that you can make for your child, too.  

The majority of the program is done in your home when your schedule permits, but there are also group events that families are invited to.  We have weekly storytimes at the Gypsum Community Library and Tumbling Tuesday the 2nd Tuesday of each month during the regular school year.  We also have occasional storytimes at Rolling Hills Zoo and information about community events that pertain to young families.

As part of the home visits, we provide a health, hearing, vision, and developmental screening to make sure that your child is developing on track.  If there are concerns, we connect you with additional resources.

Please call us to enroll in this fun, free, parenting program.  We have openings and would love to get to know you and your family. 

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Mrs. LaNell Keeler

Phone: Office 785-536-4291 Cell phone 785-493-1009

Email: lkeeler@usd306.com

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees from Kansas Wesleyan University: Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

Mrs. LaNell Keeler

I have been the Coordinator/Parent Educator with Southeast of Saline Parent Education Program- Parents as Teachers since 1996.  I love my job and enjoy meeting all the new families with young children before they are old enough to go to school. 

I am married and my husband, Brad, and I are both Southeast of Saline Alumni.  We have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren.  We live on a farm with lots of cattle and some cats & kittens. I love to work with flowerbeds and read. I have lead a preschool storytime at the Gypsum Community Library on Friday mornings for several years.  When we are done with the farm chores, my husband and I enjoy time with our family and traveling. 

 

Mrs. LaNell Keeler

Mrs. Joy Bircher

Hi and welcome to my bio! I am Joy Bircher and am a parent educator for Southeast of Saline Parent Education Program-Parents as Teachers! What a fun job! I have my undergraduate degree from Sterling College and my Master's degree in Special Education from Fort Hays. I love getting to work with kiddos and getting to see their successes!