Home visitation and group support for families, before birth and through age five.
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a voluntary early childhood development program offering research-based curricula that help families raise children to be healthy, safe, learning, and ready for school.
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
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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