Family Literacy

The Newberry Family Literacy/Parenting program provides developmental experiences for young children, their parents are offered instruction in parenting skills and parental/family support is provided. Newberry Family Literacy, part of the School District of Newberry County, partners with Newberry First Steps to provide the Parents as Teachers home visitation curriculum as one component of the program.

Family Literacy provides services to help parents improve their educational attainment, learn about the education and development of their children, connect to their teachers and schools, and engage in interactive literacy activities with their young or school-age children.

Who it serves:

This program is designed for parents and caregivers with children age 0-5.

Services offered to families:

  • Families receive home visits that are designed to meet the individual needs of the family being served, with age-appropriate developmental lessons, handouts, books and materials twice a month.

  • Parent Discussion Groups/Group Connections and Parent Cafés. These meetings strengthen parenting skills through information and discussion on topics of interest.

  • Monthly evening and/or morning workshops. Free educational care for children during workshops and classes.

  • Resources and referrals to assist families in meeting their individual needs.

  • Online Newsletters in both English and Spanish for early childhood and elementary school age children.

  • Developmental assessments for program children

  • Home visitation programs for both English and Spanish speaking families

  • Programs for expectant and parenting participants.

  • Free Lending Library of parenting books, resource materials and children’s books.

  • Free pamphlets and brochures on an array of topics related to parenting and self-sufficiency

  • Confidential consultations with a certified family educator.

All services are free

To view age-specific parenting videos developed by the Newberry Family Literacy/Parenting program, click here, or the button above.

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