With so much emphasis today on preparing children for school, parents are eager to know how they can help their young children learn. You can get your baby or toddler off to the best start by using your everyday interactions to teach basic skills she/he will need to cooperate, get along with others, and be an enthusiastic learner. Families throughout Horry County can access services to assist them and their children as they prepare to enter school healthy and ready to learn.
Parents As Teachers
Parent Educators help families:
- Enhance their parenting skills
- Support healthy pregnancies and babies
- Build a strong network of support for parents and families
- Make homes a safe place for children to live and play
- Get referrals for healthcare, childcare, job training, and other support services available in their community
- Find ways to continue their education and develop job skills
- Set goals for their future and find ways to reach them
- Personal, in-home parent/child visits
- Monthly Group Connection meetings where parents get to know each other
- Health & Development Screenings
- Resource & Referral Network
If the child is eligible and meets criteria of a developmental delay, they qualify for Early Intervention services. Early Intervention helps enhance the child’s development and reduces the need for special education. It helps eligible babies and toddlers learn basic and brand new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life. The earlier we can help, the more successful they will be.
Call your local Horry County BabyNet Office at 843-839-5045 with questions, or to schedule a screening and/or evaluation (BabyNet HC Staff are also serving in Georgetown and Williamsburg).