Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998

FMSD Leap Ahead Program

LEAP Family Education Program

LEAP Family Education Program
"Learning Experiences And Parenting"
Family Education Program

The LEAP program is a Family Literacy program designed for parents and their children birth- age 5 who live in the Fort Mill School District. We support parents as their child’s first and most important teacher. We offer services that help prepare children for school success and also support the family. 

Services include:

Home Visits 
A trained parent educator will bring developmental information and parenting tips to encourage parent involvement in their child’s learning and to strengthen their own literacy skills. The parent educator will also bring learning activities and books for the child.

Group Meetings
Groups are available for parents and children together which enhances relationships between parents and children, introduces small children to group settings, and connects families. Parent Discussion groups are available to discuss parenting and child development topics.

We offer developmental screenings to recognize strengths and weaknesses of the child, and to identify any potential delays. Screenings are available for motor skills, concepts, language, social skills, self –help skills, vision, and hearing.

Family Resources
We direct families to agencies that address their educational, medical, and family needs. We refer children to preschool programs within our school district and outside the district. We direct adults to Adult Education classes for GED and English.


Jane Culp
dorelena ramirez
Jane Culp, Lead Parent Educator
1300 Spratt Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: 803-548-1754
Dorelena Ramirez, Parent Educator​
Bilingual in English & Spanish
1300 Spratt Street
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Phone: 803-548-2531

Note for Scheduled Calendar Events: Parent-Child Activities Group will not meet if the Fort Mill Schools 
are canceled or delayed because of weather conditions or emergencies.

The LEAP Family Night Group and Parent-Child Morning Group are for parents and their children ages 2-5. This hour-long learning experience includes stories, songs, art, and movement activities. Check out our calendar for these once of month activities held at Riverview and Fort Mill Elementary Schools.  Parents or guardians must accompany their children and interact with them during the hour.