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Local Partnership Formula Funding Allocation

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This infographic provides Formula Funding Allocation by County for FY22.

The Hunt Institute South Carolina 2020 Early Childhood Data Narratives

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This state data profile is intended to provide a snapshot of the risk factors experienced by children of South Carolina and services reaching the children and families for whom they are intended.

Zero to Three 2021 State of Babies Yearbook South Carolina Profile

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This state profile provides a snapshot of how infants, toddlers, and their families are faring in three policy domains (Good Health, Strong Families, Positive Early Learning Experiences).

National Institute of Early Education Research 2020 State of Preschool South Carolina Profile

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The State of Preschool Yearbook tracks state-funded preschool program funding, access, and policies. The Yearbook seeks to improve the public’s knowledge and understanding of state efforts to expand the availability of high-quality education to young children.

Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center South Carolina State Policy Roadmap

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The annual Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap is a first-of-its-kind guide that state leaders can use to develop and implement the most effective policies to strengthen their state’s prenatal-to-3 system of care.

What is KITS?

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KITS (Knowledge, Information, and Teaming System) is an online program and case management system designed to support the implementation and monitoring of South Carolina First Steps local partnership and 4K programs. KITS will be used by teams of state staff, local program administrators, practitioners, and families to address a variety of program and case data management needs.

FY2019-2020 Overarching Measures of Success

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In First Steps' 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, Every Child Ready, there are five overarching measures of success. These fact sheets display the five measures, by county from fiscal year 2019-2020 numbers.

Looking for childcare? SC parents of pre-K siblings can get free access in new program

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First Steps and the state Department of Social Services partnered on the idea before the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the economy rebounded, it became urgently apparent that parents needed child care options. “Families need to be able to go back to work,” said Mjartan, who added no federal pandemic relief is paying for the program. “Now is when families need this most.”

SC First Steps 4K scholarships for parents with young kids

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Curtis Wilson spoke with Georgia Mjartan, Executive Director of SC First Steps, about how siblings of four-year-olds enrolled in the First Steps 4K program, can now qualify for child care and after-school scholarships for up to 52 weeks.