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Prenatal or Newborn
parent support & education
Early care & Learning

Prenatal or Newborn

The Family Connects model is an evidence-based and successfully demonstrated program that connects parents of newborns to the community resources they need through postpartum nurse home visits, regardless of income. Services coming this spring.

BirthMatters provides community doula services to young (24 years old and younger) expectant mothers at no charge to them. Mothers must participate before 24 weeks in pregnancy and trained doulas will provide educational and emotional support to each family with home visits and birth support. 

Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is an evidence-based community health program that helps transform the lives of at-risk, Medicaid-eligible mothers who are pregnant with their first child. Each mother served by NFP is partnered with a registered nurse early in her pregnancy and receives ongoing nurse home visits that continue through her child’s second birthday.

Parent Support & Education

Just starting your parenting journey? Already have some experience? It's a fun and exciting adventure. Can even be a little scary sometimes. As a parent, you have an incredible opportunity to get your child off to a great start. Help Me Grow SC helps parents navigate their child's early years and promotes developmental screening. Click here to complete a screening now!

There are a lot of things to remember when you're pregnant or a new mom. Text4baby makes it easy to get important information, and it's free. Women receive free text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby's birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby's first birthday. Is your child older than 1? Sign up for Bright By Text instead by texting SCKIDS to 274448!

Did you know 80% of brain growth happens in the first three years of life? The Basics are five evidence-based parenting and caregiving principles that encompass much of what experts find is important for children from birth to age three. Every child from every background can benefit from routinely experiencing The Basics learning experiences. 

Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable. Because all families are different, Triple P has a range of ways to get your positive parenting program. 

Early Care & Learning

Quality Counts is an initiative that supports continuous quality improvement in early care and education programs with the goal that all children will arrive at school prepared for kindergarten success. Visit their website to find local child development centers and information.

Reach Out and Read believes all families should have the tools and information they need to make reading aloud a daily routine. We help integrate reading into pediatric practices, advise families about the importance of reading with their children, and share books that serve as a catalyst for healthy childhood development.

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