Ready Early Care and Education programs (public, private, and faith-based programs serving children 0-5 years of age) welcome and engage all children and families in learning by providing high quality instruction and surroundings that reinforce and extend the child’s strengths and address the child’s learning and development needs. Staff is trained and proficient in early care and education programming. Ready Early Care and Education programs are sensitive to individual differences and cultural values.

Dorchester County First Steps to School Readiness is committed to offering mentoring and training in support of:

  1. Early Care environments that promote safety, health and child development.
  2. Early Care Staff and Educators who offer high quality care through knowledge and incorporation of child development into
    the care given the children in their charge.
  3. The valuable role that Early Care and Education plays in school readiness and lifelong success.

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