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 2,115 children and 1,835 families in 2019-2020 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 45 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 infographic 2019-2020 report (click image to enlarge)
Quality Endorsement and Improvement (QEIP) Resources
Director of Parenting Programming
Parenting Program Coordinator