South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness is now officially 20 years old! On June 28, 1999, The Honorable James H. Hodges, Governor of South Carolina (1999-2003), established First Steps as a statewide public-private partnership charged with getting South Carolina’s children ready for success in school and life. Two decades later, as the state’s only … Continue reading SC First Steps Turns 20!
It is with deep sadness that we mourn the loss of a beloved Board Member Mrs. Betty Harrison. Ms. Betty has served Dorchester Cty First Steps since 1999. Our hearts are still heavy even though we know that she is in a much better place. We will miss her, but to be absent from the … Continue reading In Memoriam of Beloved Board Member Mrs. Betty Harrison
South Carolina First Steps is celebrating two decades of service as the state's first and only comprehensive early childhood agency. All those who have contributed to its establishment, development and success are invited to join fellow stakeholders—including board members, staff, partners, and supporters past and present—for a group photo and reception on September 10 in … Continue reading RSVP for our 20th Anniversary Celebration
Watch NBC WCBD's News 2 story highlighting the Children's Garden and Holiday StoryWalk. October saw the launch of another Tri-County initiative, the Lowcountry Play Collaborative. In partnering with Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester First Steps put into practice collective experience and expertise about how children learn and become school-ready. One benefit of this partnership is that … Continue reading Watch NBC WCBD News 2 Story Highlighting the Children’s Garden & Holiday StoryWalk
It is with great pleasure that I share how Dorchester County First Steps has overcome many adversities to reach and make an impact in the lives of the children birth to five and their families in Dorchester County. Dorchester County has a diverse economic population. The median family income is 65,000.00(according to 2016 Kids Count … Continue reading Overcoming All Odds: Do you Like Us Now?