Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits
Trained medical clinicians use books and guidance around shared stories during well-child visits as a tool for practicing primary care to support healthy relationships between children and their caregivers and healthy childhood development.
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.
Reach Out and Read Partners with pediatric medical providers to serve children and families through well-child visits, beginning at birth.
Families with preschool-aged children
Families with babies and toddlers
The program is designed to be integrated into pediatric well-visits from birth through age five. Although there is no minimum length of time for the program, research shows that the longer families are involved, the more positive the effects.
Education and support for the whole family
A focus on language and literacy development
Reach Out and Read is designed to foster intentional skill-building in parents, resilience in families, and positive bonding between children and caregivers.