Early Education:

First Steps works to expand high-quality 4-year-old kindergarten opportunities in public and private settings.​

VERY HELPFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS:

RadioGesell Radio provides helpful information and guidance to help parents and guardians act as advocates for their children and prepare their child’s body and mind for life!


zero-to-three_logoZero to Three a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. The mission of Zero to Three is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. Explore the Zero to Three Brain Map and learn more about how your baby’s brain develops during each period of brain growth. You’ll also learn what you can do to enrich a very young child’s development.

Early Learning

South Carolina Program for Infants and Toddlers (SCPITC) – Early Education Resources
http://scpitc.org/

Play and Learn Together: South Carolina Parent Guide to Early Learning Standards
http://childcare.sc.gov/main/docs/ParentGuidetotheStandards8.6.08.pdf

The School Ready Child
http://www.zerotothree.org/public-policy/school-readiness-infographic.html

Growth and Development

Zero To Three: National Center of Infant, Toddlers and Families
http://zerotothree.org/

Behavior and Development
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-development/

From Baby to Big Kid E-Newsletter
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/from-baby-to-big-kid/

Age Appropriate Handouts on Your Child’s Development
http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-development/your-babys-development.html

Developmental Delays

Family Connections
http://familyconnectionsc.org/

BabyNet
http://www.scfirststeps.org/BabyNet.html

Child Care

http://scchildcare.org/

Look. Listen. Ask. Know Before They Go. Download informational brochure here.

Read state requirements for different types of child care providers here.

Search for child care providers here.

Family Support Service Agencies

Dorchester County DSS
https://dss.sc.gov/content/about/counties/counties.aspx?ID=18

DHEC
http://www.scdhec.gov/health/region7/sville.htm