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As a child finally begins school, it is critical to make strong initial connections between students, their parents, and their teachers. Strengthening that bond between school and home ensures future success — and First Steps is committed to keeping parents involved, engaged, and informed throughout their children’s school years. Dorchester County First Steps supports school transition though the Countdown to Kindergarten Program.

Countdown to Kindergarten Program helps rising kindergartners and their families move successfully into the K-12 school system a specially designed program that provides home visits from the child’s kindergarten teacher the summer prior to entering kindergarten. Each school district in the county recruits kindergarten teachers to provide the home visits and students to participate in the program and Dorchester County First Steps funds the program.

To learn more about Countdown to Kindergarten contact Dorchester County First Steps at 873-3507.