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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.

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.

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.

Your Voice Matters - South Carolina Parents as Teachers Family Engagement Survey 2022 - First Steps Funded Affiliates

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Nearly 500 families across South Carolina who are enrolled in Parents as Teachers, an evidence-based home visiting program, were surveyed and shared stories about how the program empowers them to be their child's first teacher.

Closing the Gap - First Steps 4K: Fall 2021

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Research shows that children who attend a high-quality preschool program are more successful in kindergarten and beyond.

Closing the Gap: Fall 2021

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At the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) was administered to 53,767 kindergartners across South Carolina. The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee completed their analysis of the KRA Results.

Your Voice Matters - South Carolina Parents as Teachers Family Engagement Survey 2022

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Over 600 families shared their stories about how Parents as Teachers empowers them to be their child's first teacher.

Your Voice Matters - First Steps 4K Spring 2022 Family Engagement Survey

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We surveyed families enrolled in First Steps 4K classrooms across South Carolina in Spring 2022 to learn about how First Steps 4K impacts children and families. Come check out how First Steps 4K has affected parents'/caregivers' ability to work or attend school.