A ready Family has adults who understand they are the most important people in the child’s life and take responsibility for the child’s school readiness through direct, frequent, and positive involvement and interest in the child. Adults recognize their role as the child’s first and most important teacher, providing steady and supportive relationship, ensuring safe and consistent environments, promoting good health, and fostering curiosity, excitement and learning, determination and self-control.

Dorchester County First Steps to School Readiness values the importance of families and is committed to helping:

  1. Families engage in quality, positive interactions with their child on a regular basis.
  2. Families actively support their children meeting developmental milestones.
  3. Families participate in opportunities that promote positive social interaction.

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