Early Head Start Archives - Richland County First Steps to School Readiness

Join Our Team: Dishwasher/Custodian

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

Partnership Board to Meet Dec 3

The Richland First Steps Partnership Board will hold a virtual meeting on Thursday, December 3 at 8:30 AM. This meeting will be held jointly with the Richland First Steps Early Head Start Policy Council.


Request for Proposals – CACFP Food Provider

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Join Our Team: Program Support

We’re seeking a new team member to provide a full range of program support services to the Early Head Start program. Job duties to include: Responsible for the CACFP program (reviewing, approving, and submitting) Schedule and coordinate meetings Prepare correspondence Generate routine reports from data system Prepare and process various forms, including those related to […]

Join Our Team: Early Head Start Center Director

Overview: Early Head Start at Virginia Wingard UMC is a classroom based center for children aged eight weeks to three years old. The director for this center will be responsible for creating a center based setting that meets the needs of the enrolled children and their families. Director will be the responsible for assuring that […]

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Richland County First Steps to Expand Early Head Start Program

Richland County First Steps to School Readiness (RCFS) is expanding its Early Head Start (EHS) program for families with children prenatal up to age 3.  A $1.4 million contract with the US Department of Health and Human Services will allow RCFS to serve 53 new families. A total of 48 new high-quality infant/toddler child care […]

Request for Proposals – Renovations for Early Head Start Classrooms

Richland County First Steps is accepting proposals from commercial contractors with expertise in all phases of the work associated with the design, modification, and construction of an existing building to be used as a child care center.  In order to be considered, proposals must be received by Monday, April 29, 2019 by 9 am.   Proposals […]

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Request for Proposals – Materials for Early Head Start Classrooms

Richland County First Steps Partnership Board is soliciting proposals from vendor(s) for age-appropriate classroom supplies and materials for five Early Head Start classrooms and one playground in a private child care center in Richland County. You may submit written questions regarding this RFP to Cari Moyer at cmoyer@richlandfirststeps.org, by faxing to (803) 212-4205 or by […]

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Open positions at Richland County First Steps

There are currently two openings in the RCFS Early Head Start Program. View descriptions below. Only online applications through the RCFS Human Resources site will be accepted. Classroom Caregiver/Floater – Ridgewood The classroom caregiver is the responsible for children age 8 weeks to three years of age. Caregivers take care of children when their parents […]

In Memoriam – Dr. Edward Zigler, “Father of Head Start”

Dr. Edward Zigler, the developmental psychologist and pioneer in early education known widely as “The Father of Head Start” passed of natural causes on February 7, 2019. He was 88 years old. From the Yale News (Yale University), where Zigler was Sterling Professor Emeritus of Psychology, “Few have positively affected the lives of as many […]