Letters to the Editor

May 8, 2014

McKnew: Home-visiting program a great investment

All parents want their kids to have a healthy start in life, and many of us learn — the hard way — that providing that healthy start is a harder job than we expect. The luckiest of us find help from our own parents, but many of South Carolina’s newest families rely on home visits by nurses and other professionals to help guide them in nutrition, safety and child development. Those home-visiting programs improve the health and development of our youngest kids, while saving substantial taxpayer dollars in the long run.

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