What is ParentSMART?

  • ParentSMART is...

    RHSPS 25 over yearsPAT Blue Ribbon Affiliate  

    Parent Education | Family Literacy


    • ParentSMART began in 1995 as a mandate from the South Carolina State Department of Education under Act 135.
    • The mandate stated that all school districts in the state would create Parent Education programs to support parents in their role as their child’s best and first teacher.
    • For more than 25 years, ParentSMART has grown into much more, supporting families in their role as their child’s most influential teacher.

    Vision Statement

    • ParentSMART partners with parents to inspire lifelong learners.

    Mission Statement

    • ParentSMART is a nurturing community environment committed to providing leadership, educational support, resource information, and programs to collaborate with parents in their roles as their child’s first and most influential teacher.


Need ~ GED / High School Diploma? Learn English?

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     Parent Education | Family Literacy


    Do you ~

    live in Rock Hill?

    have a child two to five years old?

    Need to ~

    get your GED / High School Diploma (HSED)?

    learn English (ESL)?

    enter a career field?

    increase your income?

    If you answered YES to ALL of these questions,

    then the

    ParentSMART - Family Literacy Partnership

    is right for you!


     For more information ~


     Email:  CTaubenkimel@rhmail.org  |  Phone:  803.981.1557


  • Weather

    Inclement Weather Reminders from ParentSMART:

    If Rock Hill Schools are on a delayed opening schedule due to weather related issues, or if there is early dismissal –

    Family Literacy classes are canceled and Home Visits will be delayed or rescheduled. 

    If Rock Hill Schools are closed, ParentSMART is closed; Family Literacy classes and Home Visits are canceled.

    Parents and guardians who have children in 4K (Central or ATC), Elementary, &/or Middle and High School, will be notified via the notification system (telephone call) from the District when schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather.

    (It is important to keep the school notified of any telephone number changes.)

    Information about school closings due to inclement weather will be announced on the Rock Hill Schools app, website, social media and through local/Charlotte, NC news media.

    Rock Hill Schools Mobile App, Website: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/weather, Facebook and Twitter

    Local News Media - CN2 and WRHI      Charlotte Television Stations - WBTV, WSOC, WCCB and WCNC

Community Partners

  • Click on the community partner logo below for more information- 

    Affinity HEALTH CENTER





    NORTH CENTRAL Family Medicine





Contact Us

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    Parent Education | Family Literacy




    Sylvia Circle Family Learning Center

    929 Sylvia Circle

    Rock Hill, SC 29730-5768

    Phone:  803.981.1557

    Fax:  803.981.1906

    Cindy Taubenkimel, Coordinator

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