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First Steps 4K Through Day 45

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First Steps 4K is serving more kids in 2022-2023. First Steps 4K served 3,242 students for at least one day through Day 45 (October 18, 2022) of the 2022-2023 school year – this is an 8 percent increase over last year’s total served for at least one day through day 45! Read on for more information on how First Steps 4K is serving children across our state.

First Steps 4K through Day 220

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First Steps 4K served 4,159 students for at least one day through day 220 of the 2021-2022 school year. Come see how First Steps 4K served students during the summer and how they are preparing for the 2022-2023 school year.

August 2022

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Families are finding preschool using Palmetto Pre-K.

State program ensures children are ready for kindergarten

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The South Carolina First Steps agency is concluding its annual summer initiative known as 'Countdown to Kindergarten.'

Midlands parents prepare to send their kindergarteners to school for the first time

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Going to school for the first time can be an exciting experience for most children, but it can be an even bigger deal to those sending them for the first time.

Countdown to kindergarten: Upstate groups prepare kids ahead of school

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Many students in the Upstate have gone back to school, however, some are still getting ready.

First Steps 4K Providers Give a Glimpse into their Experience with First Steps 4K

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First Steps 4K teachers and directors shared about who they are, what they teach in their classrooms, how they engage with families, and why other child care providers should join the First Steps 4K family. Read on to learn more about what our First Steps 4K providers have told us about their experience with First Steps 4K.

Countdown to kindergarten at Children's Museum

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The Children's Museum of the Upstate is helping parents prepare before the first day of school with the countdown to kindergarten.

Responding to the Current Youth Mental Health Crisis and Preventing the Next One

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SC First Steps Executive Director Georgia Mjartan served as a panelist for a 3-day workshop on youth mental health held by the National Academies' Forum for Children's Well-Being in May 2022. This Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief provides a high-level summary of the topics addressed in the workshop.