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.
State Parents as Teachers info graphic 2018-2019 report (click image to enlarge)
Quality Endorsement and Improvement (QEIP) Resources
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