Reading Rocks promotes early literacy and smooth transitions into four-year-old kindergarten.
Developed by Orangeburg County First Steps, Reading Rocks connects families and early educators to support high-quality transitions into preschool.
This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.
The program is designed for rising four-year-old kindergartners who are at potentially higher risk for academic challenges.
Families with preschool-aged children
The program consists of five, one-hour home visits and a school tour. Parents are required to be actively involved in each visit.
In-home coaching with trained parent educators
A focus on language and literacy development
School TransitionCountdown to Kindergarten
Countdown to Kindergarten supports transitions into kindergarten by connecting incoming students, their families, and their teachers in a series of one-on-one visits during the summer.