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March Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Approaches to Play and Learning SUBDOMAIN: Risk-Taking, Problem-Solving, and Flexibility DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Explore new experiences both indoors and outdoors (toys, foods, people, spaces) with support of a familiar trusted adult. Try to do things that are hard for them (stretch to reach a toy, work to crawl or walk, […]

Join Our Team: Program Support Assistant

Richland First Steps has an opening for a full- time Program Support Assistant, working closely with our Excellence in Care and Early Learning (ExCEL) and Family Strengthening programs.

Partnership Board to Meet April 1

The Partnership Board of Richland First Steps will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:30 AM. This meeting will be held online and is open to the public.

Request for Proposals: Food Service Caterer

Richland First Steps is accepting proposals for a caterer to provide meals to children in its Early Head Start classrooms. The Early Head Start (EHS) Program is a federally funded community-based program for low-income families with infants, toddlers and pregnant women. This program enhances children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development; assists pregnant woman to […]

It’s Pre-K Registration Time!

Parents in Richland County have options when it comes to finding a great public Pre-K program for their four year olds. Public School 4K Richland County school districts offer a range of child development and pre-kindergarten programs, many of them free for families. Program availability and registration requirements vary by district. Click the school district […]

Join Our Team: Custodian

Richland First Steps is adding a part-time custodian at the Ridgewood site.

Partnership Board to Meet Feb 4

The Partnership Board of Richland First Steps will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:30 AM. This meeting will be held online and is open to the public.

Join Our Team: Dishwasher/Custodian

Richland First Steps is adding a new team member in our Early Head Start center-based program.

HIPPY – A Free Program for Parents of 4-Year-Olds

Richland First Steps is offering the free Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program to parents of 4-year-olds in Richland County. The program is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their children for lifelong accomplishments in school and beyond. HIPPY offers one-on-one teaching and coaching for parents on how […]

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Children’s Vision

Children’s vision has a huge impact on their development and ability to thrive. According to the CDC, approximately 6.8% of children younger than 18 years in the United States have a diagnosed eye and vision condition. Nearly 3 percent of children younger than 18 years are blind or visually impaired, defined as having trouble seeing […]

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Governor Announces $5M in New First Steps 4K Funding

South Carolina First Steps Executive Director Georgia Mjartan joined Governor Henry McMaster today in Columbia as he announced a $5.0 million expansion of First Steps 4K as part of a $19.9 million education and workforce training investment in the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund*. The grants will be distributed between the Department of Social […]