Conscious Discipline Archives - Richland County First Steps to School Readiness


TGIFF – Thank Goodness It’s Family Friday!

We’re wrapping up our celebration of the Week of the Young Child with Family Friday and some great ways to connect and focus on family. A child’s family is made up of his first teachers, and every member has something to teach that child as he grows. Breathe, Baby, Breathe Being a preschooler can be […]

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ExCEL Conference 2018

The annual ExCEL Conference will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Chavous Conference Center of Ridgewood Missionary Baptist Church, located at 5324 Ridgeway St, Columbia SC 29204. Directions There will be an opening keynote presentation and two 90-minute breakout sessions, in which participants can choose from five different classes. All classes will be […]


Child Care Classrooms Benefit from Midlands Gives

Up to 18 Richland County child care classrooms will be able to take an important step in implementing the practices of Conscious Discipline because of some generous supporters on Midlands Gives Day. Between the 2016 and 2017 annual online giving days, sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, 36 donors have given a total of […]

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Help us Give a Child a Safe Place Through Midlands Gives

UPDATE: Due to some technical difficulties earlier today, Midlands Gives is being extended until 11:59:59 AM on Wednesday, May 4. RCFS is once again fortunate enough to have been invited to participate in Midlands Gives, a day of online charitable giving throughout our region. We have had some great success in the past with this […]

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The Safe Place: an Essential Tool for Kids’ Emotional Growth

This year, RCFS began implementing the Conscious Discipline® approach within all of our programs. The approach defines discipline not as something you do to children, but something you develop within them. Implementation begins by teaching new skills to the adult first and the children second. A key component of the Conscious Discipline approach is The […]