• Title I Programs



    Parent-Child Home Program
    Target Group: 16 Months – 3-Year Olds

    The Parent-Child Home Program is a two-year home-based parenting and family-literacy program. Children ages 16 months to 3 years can qualify for the program. This program promotes language literacy and school readiness by increasing reading, playing, and verbal interaction between parents and children. This program is research-based and has proven to be an effective tool in preparing children for early academic success and lifelong skills. Parent educators make weekly home visits to read books with the child and parent and demonstrate how to use toys, songs, and rhymes to build vocabulary skills. A celebration each spring honors the students and their families.

    For more information, please contact PCHP Coordinators: 
    Ella D. Bookert at ella.bookert@richlandone.org or (803) 231-7183           

    To view our PCHP celebration presentation which captures the program through home visits and at the end-of-the-year celebration, please go to Resources, locate the Parent-Child Home Program folder, and click on PCHP celebration.



    Pre-Kindergarten Centers
    Target Group: 4-Year Olds

    Activity calendars
    Download and print out our activity calendars for help working with your child every day of the school year.
    Richland One Federal and State Programs serves 880 four-year olds in 24 Pre-Kindergarten centers across the Richland One school district. A lead teacher and instructional assistant lead each center of no more than 20 students. The screening process identifies and places the children who need the most support. Richland One Federal and State Programs funds extend the Pre-Kindergarten day.  A typical day includes one-on-one, small and large group activities that place a focus on language and literacy building, mathematical reasoning, and problem-solving.
    Children are active learners supported and challenged by adults. Teachers encourage students to plan their work, do their work, and review the work they have done.  These activities promote initiative and independence as well as provide a vehicle for strong adult-child interaction. Problem-solving and conflict-resolution strategies are modeled and reinforced to develop lifelong skills for success. Research shows school readiness yields future academic success and lower drop-out rate. 

    For more information, please contact Gina Carter at gina.carter@richlandone.org or (803) 231-6825.



    Richland One Federal and State Programs Parent Advisory Council

    The Richland One Federal and State Programs Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of parents selected by each Richland One Federal and State Programs school to attend PAC meetings and share information received with their school's parents. The PAC Board is comprised of parent representatives that have volunteered to provide input to us regarding programs and activities for Richland One Federal and State Programs parents. The Board members represent Richland One School District at meetings held by the S.C. Coalition of Richland One Federal and State Programs/Chapter I Parents and the National Coalition Federal and State Programs/Chapter I Parents.They serve as an advisory board to us.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Debra Knight, Title I Coordinator at debra.knight@richlandone.org or (803) 231-6820.