A Stronger Start: Countdown to Kindergarten

Smiling child in a kindergarten classroom

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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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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The Year of the Caregiver

2020 was the year of the caregiver. From hospitals to family homes, caregivers of all kinds have dramatically reorganized their lives to meet the needs of our society’s most vulnerable members.

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