One book per month mailed to the home
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age five, no matter their family's income.
This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.
Books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five, no matter their family's income.
Families with babies and toddlers
Families with preschool-aged children
Children enrolled in the program receive one book per month by mail. Each title is selected by a panel of early childhood literacy experts, who choose books that meet the age-specific developmental needs of young children.
A focus on language and literacy development
Imagination Library has been shown to improve child language and literacy skills, enhance home literacy environments; and increase the frequency of parents reading to children.
ParentingParents as Teachers
Home visitation and group support for families, before birth and through age five.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home visiting program that supports parents in their role as a child's first and most important teacher.
ParentingTriple P (Positive Parenting Program)
One of the world's most-trusted parenting programs, Triple P is used in 30 countries around the world.
Home visitation for first time mothers, from pregnancy until the child turns two.
Home visitation for families with 2- and 3-year olds to promote early literacy skills
14-session group support program to promote strong and resilient families.
Adult education for parents of children 0-5 to pursue HS diploma, GED or English language skills
12-week group support for parents for their child’s social and emotional development and behavior
ParentingLibrary Based Programs
Library staff visit child care and preschool classrooms providing books, storytelling, and staff training.
Group support for parents with low literacy levels in reading to their children
ParentingReach Out and Read
Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits
LENA Home uses innovative technology to assess a family's home language environment and boost positive interactions between parents and children ages 0-3.
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