Family Literacy - SC First Steps

Family Literacy

Adult education for parents of children 0-5 to pursue HS diploma, GED or English language skills

Evidence Based

In connection with local school districts, family literacy programs support parents of children 0-5 in pursuing a high school diploma, GED, or English language skills.

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.

Who it Serves

Contact your local First Steps for program availability and eligibility.


Pregnant moms and expectant families

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

Program offerings vary by county. Contact your local First Steps for details.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators

Group Support

Community-based workshops and classes


A focus on language and literacy development

2 Generation Approach

Education and support for the whole family

Target Outcomes

Our programs are designed to strengthen intergenerational literacy and help parents or caregivers succeed as a child's first and most important teacher.

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Parents 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.


Nurturing Parenting

Group support with optional models of home visitation and fatherhood


Triple 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 families with 2- and 3-year olds to promote early literacy skills


Early Steps to School Success

Home visitation for families pre-birth until 36 months


Strengthening Families

14-session group support program to promote strong and resilient families.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

One book per month mailed to the home


Incredible Years

12-week group support for parents for their child’s social and emotional development and behavior


Library 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


Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader operates in 3,000 locations across the nation.



LENA Home uses innovative technology to assess a family's home language environment and boost positive interactions between parents and children ages 0-3.


Family Café

Parent discussion groups that support one another and recognize each other as leaders.