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Closing the Gap - First Steps 4K

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

Your Voice Matters - Parents as Teachers | Response to Parents

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We surveyed families enrolled in Parents as Teachers in nine counties in March-April 2021. Here is what we learned...

Closing the Gap

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At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, the Modified Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) was administered to 48,521 kindergartners across South Carolina. The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee completed their analysis of the KRA Results in June of 2021.

First Steps 4K: Preparing for statewide expansion

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With First Steps 4K, families are in the driver’s seat. They choose the program that best meets their needs. Families can enroll their child in any of the 244 private, nonprofit, or faith-based child care centers or schools participating in the program. The majority of First Steps 4K providers offer 8-hour day and year-round instruction, including summers, which is at no cost to parents.

Your Voice Matters - 4K Families

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The First Steps 4K Family Survey was administered via email from May 18 through June 1, 2021 in English and Spanish. There were 89 total respondents, of which 1 (<1%) completed it in Spanish. The survey was sent to 2,149 parents/caregivers of 4K students (4% response rate).

B-5 High Level Data by Census Tract

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South Carolina Birth through Five High Level Data by Census Tract Tableau Dashboard

Local Partnership Formula Funding Allocation

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This infographic provides Formula Funding Allocation by County for FY22.

2020 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

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Annually, the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee reports on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) Results. These fact sheets contain the 2020 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Results by County and District.

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.