Reading Rocks - SC First Steps

Reading Rocks

Reading Rocks promotes early literacy and smooth transitions into four-year-old kindergarten.

Evidence Informed

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.

Who it Serves

The program is designed for rising four-year-old kindergartners who are at potentially higher risk for academic challenges.

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

The program consists of five, one-hour home visits and a school tour. Parents are required to be actively involved in each visit.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators


A focus on language and literacy development

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