Parents as Teachers
Parents who participate in the Parents as Teachers program will improve their knowledge of their child’s readiness for school and prepare their children to reach school healthy and ready to succeed. We help parents to become the best teacher their child will ever have.
First Steps 4K Program
Four-year-old children of Berkeley County can receive high quality education at no cost at child care centers where Berekely County First Steps provides training and technical assistance for teachers and directors.
BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency early intervention system for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age with developmental delays, or who have conditions associated with developmental delays. Participants are provided family intervention and case management.
Family Literacy Program
Beginning in the fall of 2016 BCFS will offer a program designed to engage parents enrolled in GED, ESOL classes through the Berkeley County Adult Education programs. BCFS facilitators will use a family literacy curriculum that will focus on providing parents with emergent literacy tools to use with their children and include topics such as Children’s Writing, Teaching the ABC’s from a DAP lens, and Creating Home Literacy Centers. In addition, workshops connect parents to valuable community resources and encourage them to be active participants in their child’s school. Parents will learn strategies that empower them to be active participants in their child’s’ education.