Posts by Beth Moore

Our Week of Service: Thank you!

A child holds a book in a preschool classroom

On behalf of 373 four-year-old kindergartners in 25 classrooms across the state, thank you to the First Steps AmeriCorps service members, state leaders, volunteers, and donors who made our 2021 MLK Service event a success.

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Their Future, And Ours: 2019-2020 Annual Report

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life in many ways for young children and families in South Carolina. Yet early child development has never paused. Even when child care programs were closed and families were isolated at home, the brains of our state’s babies, toddlers, and preschoolers continued to grow and develop in rapid response to…

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The Franklin School: The Power of Collaborative Partnerships

The January 2019 opening of The Franklin School, an $11.4 million early learning center in the Northside neighborhood of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is a testament to the power of collaborative partnerships to transform the landscape of early care and education. Spartanburg County First Steps, which currently administers and operates The Franklin School, served as one…

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