Parents play an irreplaceable role in their child’s development.
The Parents as Teachers (PAT) model is an evidence-based early childhood home visiting framework for families with children prenatal through kindergarten entry that builds strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe and ready to learn.
Kershaw County community partners created a coordinated referral system to effectively serve children and their families in the context of parenting and school readiness. KCFS in-take procedure collects client needs and documentsif the client is already enrolled in partner services. A follow-up process is completed as needed.
|% in Poverty||90%|
|% < HS Diploma||35%|
|% Babynet eligible||30%|
First Steps PAT programs measure progress through pre/post assessments of parenting skills using the Keys to Interactive Parenting Scale (KIPS) and the Adult-Child Interactive Reading Inventory (ACIRI).
|Total Home Visits||199|
|Hours Spent Serving Families||206.33|
Parent Educators helped me relieve a lot of stress with my child. I have become more responsible with my child. I am a better Mother. I can see the change. She is ready for school and I know how to help her. - Ms. Hansen, PAT Mother