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State & Tribal Profiles

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2023 Yearbook

South Carolina

Models implemented in South Carolina included Early Head Start Home-Based Option, Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, and Parents as Teachers. Statewide, 70 local agencies operated at least one of these models.

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13% Hispanic or Latino

Caregiver Education

31% No high school diploma

Child Age

27% <1 year

46% 1-2 years

27% 3-5 years

Child Insurance Status

87% Public

2% Private

10% None

Primary Language

85% English

14% Spanish

<1% Another language

Potential Beneficiaries

In South Carolina, there were 262,800 pregnant women and families with children under 6 years old not yet in kindergarten who could benefit from home visiting. These families included 334,700 children.

334,700 children could benefit from home visiting

Of the 334,700 children who could benefit —

262,800 families could benefit from home visiting

Many home visiting services are geared toward particular subpopulations. The NHVRC estimated the percentage of families who could benefit in South Carolina who met the following targeting criteria:

  • Child <1 19%
  • Single mother 29%
  • Parent with no high school diploma 8%
  • Pregnant woman or mother <21 3%
  • Low income 29%

Of the 262,800 families who could benefit —

55% of families met one or more priority criteria

25% of families met two or more priority criteria

NHVRC State Profiles present data provided by evidence-based models, which include both MIECHV and non-MIECHV data. • Percentages may not add up to 100 due to rounding. • Public insurance includes Medicaid, CHIP, and TRICARE. • Low income is defined as family income below the federal poverty threshold. • Single mothers include single, never married mothers or pregnant women. • EHS programs in SC offer a combination of service options. EHS data are not included because home-based service data cannot be isolated from statewide data. • HFA reports primary language of caregivers. • PAT data for child insurance status and primary language are not included.