Home visitation and group support for families, pre-birth-school entry
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a home visiting program designed to build strong communities, thriving families, and children who are healthy, safe, and ready to succeed.
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.
This program is designed for parents and caregivers with children age 0-5.
Families with babies and toddlers
Pregnant moms and expectant families
PAT services include personal visits from a parent educator at least twice monthly; monthly group connections with other PAT families; screenings and assessments to identify developmental concerns; and connections to outside resources that families may need to succeed.
In-home coaching with trained parent educators
Community-based workshops and classes
PAT aims to increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices; provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues; prevent child abuse and neglect, and increase children's school readiness and school success.
total home visits