Parents as Teachers
Being a Parent Is Hard Work
In the first few years, children learn more and at a faster pace than at any other time in life. You help shape your child’s future through the kinds of experiences you provide. Your baby was born to learn, and as a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher.
Parents as Teachers Is Here to Help You!
Parents as Teachers is a free parent education and family support program serving families from birth until your child turns 3 years old.
As part of the Parents as Teachers family, you receive:
- Personal home visits during which your parent educator will share age-appropriate child development and parenting information, help you learn to observe your child, and address your parenting concerns.
- Screenings to assess your child’s overall developmental and social-emotional growth, as well as health, hearing, and vision.
- “Play and learn together” group activities, which are opportunities to share information about parenting issues and child development. Parents learn and support each other, get to observe their child with other children, and practice parenting skills.
- A resource network that links your family to other community resources.
This program is funded by our partner, Children’s Trust of South Carolina, whose mission is to keep kids safe and build strong families. Children's Trust is the only statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse, neglect, and injury.
For more information please contact your parent educator: