Berkeley County First Steps is a statewide initiative to prepare young children for school and a lifetime of learning by:
- Providing improved childcare and early education opportunities
- Expanding and improving healthcare
- Strengthening families through parenting skills programs
- Serving as a leading advocate for the education of young children
The mission of Berkeley County First Steps is to improve the health and education of Berkeley County’s youngest children so they can enter school ready to succeed and eager to learn.
Parents as Teachers Home Visitation Program
Parents As Teachers is a voluntary early education home visitation program based on the philosophy that parents are a child’s first and most influential teacher. Using specially developed curriculum, trained parent educator’s work with parents of young children to enhance parenting skills, offer periodic screenings and provide developmental information. The parent educators are housed in Berkeley County School District elementary schools and also do group meetings at their respective schools. Participating families receive home visits from the parent educators every other week.
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