News & Resources - SC First Steps

News & Resources

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.

First Steps 4K Wraps Up a High-Quality Year

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First Steps 4K served 3,343 students for at least one day through Day 180 of the 2021-2022 school year. Come check out how First Steps 4K provided high-quality child care to communities across the state during their first year of expansion.

First Steps AmeriCorps recognizes McNair Members of the Year

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Two First Steps AmeriCorps members have been named McNair Members of the Year for 2021-2022.

First Steps Legislation

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Understanding First Steps' purpose and its relationship with the Early Childhood Advisory Council is key to envisioning our goals.

Your Voice Matters - Responding to Feedback from PAT Families and Parent Educators

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Families, parent educators, and PAT supervisors shared how we can improve the PAT program across the state. Here is what we are doing in response to what we heard.

South Carolina First Steps welcomes new members to the Board of Trustees and the Early Childhood Advisory Council

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Two new members have joined the South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees and South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council.

Parents as Teachers 2020-2021 Affiliate Performance Report

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Parents as Teachers is an evidence-based parent education and family engagement model serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. Below is a summary of services that were provided by 38 affiliates in SC.

SC's Countdown to Kindergarten program gives students an early start to learning this summer

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The state is using more than $950K in federal funding to support the program and create a more successful transition into school.

South Carolina organization helping students catch up from COVID-19 slide

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Students who were toddlers during the height of the pandemic are heading to kindergarten, and SC First Steps is working to close the gap with young children who fell behind.