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RCFS Family Support Advocates Receive Big Honor

We’ve always known the RCFS team is made up of some of the best and brightest in early care and education. Now one of the nation’s leading organizations in the field agrees. In 2017, RCFS completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Being […]

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First Eight Years Vital to Success Says New Study

A recent Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success details the importance of children’s early years in academic achievement. The report also makes a number of policy recommendations including expansion of “voluntary, evidence-based home-visiting and parent-training programs” like those offered by RCFS […]

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Parents as Teachers Is “What Works” in SC

Parents as Teachers SC was one of three finalists for the 2013 Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC award. The annual award, presented by WhatWorks SC and the Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds, recognizes outstanding program models that are working to improve outcomes for South Carolina children. RCFS Parent Educator Nikiyah Spearman […]