Raising a Reader operates in 3,000 locations across the nation.
Raising a Reader helps families develop, practice, and maintain home literacy habits.
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.
Raising a Reader is designed for families with children ages 0-8, with a focus on the preschool years.
Families with babies and toddlers
Families with preschool-aged children
The program includes a weekly book rotation, parent engagement, literacy experiences, and library connections.
A focus on language and literacy development
Raising a Reader fosters healthy brain development; improves early literacy and language skills; promotes family engagement, and fosters intrinsic reading motivation.
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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