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A Stronger Start: Countdown to Kindergarten

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All children deserve a strong start in school. That’s why South Carolina First Steps offers school transition programs like Countdown to Kindergarten. A supported transition can make a big difference for families and kids, especially those at risk for early school failure.

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SC First Steps invests over $1 million to support families with young children during the COVID-19 crisis

Mother smiles at toddler daughter as they sit together on a leather sofa.

Funds will deploy 19 AmeriCorps national service members; address growing need among SC parents and caregivers for resources and support South Carolina First Steps has awarded over $850,000 in grants and invested an additional $190,000 in support for an AmeriCorps service program to meet the needs of young children and families in South Carolina. Awarded…

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Coronavirus Resources

Illustration of a fox wearing a blue t-shirt, green shorts, red shoes and a cloth face mask. He is holding a blue ball under one arm and giving a thumb's up with the other.

South Carolina First Steps continues to monitor information and updates from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Office of the Governor about COVID-19. This page contains resources relevant to our state’s providers of child care and early childhood services. Resources for parents and…

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