ParentChild+ - SC First Steps


Home visitation for families with 2- and 3-year olds to promote early literacy skills

Evidence Based

ParentChild+ works one-on-one with families who, despite facing significant life challenges, are committed to building a brighter future for their children and themselves.

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

The program is designed for families with children ages 16-48 months of age, who are facing significant obstacles to school and life success including poverty, low literacy, limited education, language barriers, geographic isolation, and/or homelessness.

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

Over the course of two years, families receive 92 home visits and acquire a library of high-quality books, educational toys, and curricular guide sheets with tips on development, learning, and play.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators


A focus on language and literacy development

2 Generation Approach

Education and support for the whole family

Target Outcomes

ParentChild+ aims to enhance child verbal communication, improve the quality of parent-child interactions, and improve school readiness.

Community Impact 2021


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