South Carolina Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is a national, evidence-based home visitation model designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn.  Services are delivered by model-certified parent educators who emphasize parent-child interaction, development-centered parenting and family well-being. First Steps has served as the lead agency for Parents as Teachers in South Carolina since 2011.

South Carolina PAT served 2,452 children and 2,093 families in 2013-2014 and is currently the state’s largest home visiting model. As the model’s state leader, First Steps provides technical assistance, training and support to each of the state’s 54 affiliate programs.

“South Carolina is a great example of how home visitation can be done right to help families and children,” said Parents as Teachers’ CEO, Scott Hippert.

 

Contact Information
Mary Anne Mathews
Director of Parenting Programming
803-734-0397
mmathews@scfirststeps.org
www.parentsasteachers.org

Partner Organizations
SC Department of Education
Local County First Steps Partnerships
SC Department of Social Services
BabyNet – Part C of IDEA
Early Head Start

Local Information
 
South Carolina Parents as Teachers – Affiliate Performance Report 2013-2014
Guidance for Vision and Hearing Screening
Additional Guidance for Hearing Screening
SC First Steps PAT Overview

Resources from the PAT National Center, Inc.
Parents as Teachers Fact Sheet

Parents As Teachers Research Brochure

 Congratulations to Ana Frey, Parent Educator of the Year!

(Click on the red links to read more)

 

What Works SC Award
What Works SC Award
What Works SC Award
What Works SC Award
PAT Leaders Recognized by SC First Steps
PAT Leaders Recognized by SC First Steps
PAT Display Panel
PAT Display Panel
Pat Turman Award for Creative Parent Engagement Strategy
Pat Turman,  Award for Creative Parent Engagement Strategy