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"The real voyage of discovery consists not in new landscapes but in having new eyes." --Marcel Proust
FIRST STEPS IS A COUNTY DRIVEN STATEWIDE INITIATIVE
TO PREPARE YOUNG CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL
Mission Statement: The mission of the Berkeley County First Steps Partnership Board is to improve the early childhood development of Berkeley County children by providing resources and leadership to assist families in preparing their children to reach school healthy and ready to succeed through community partnerships and collaboration.
Primary Principles: WE BELIEVE...
* Parents are the child’s first teacher and they care about their child’s future success.
* The first four years are the most critical time of a child’s development.
* Each child has the potential to enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
* Proven “best practices” and high quality preschool programs build on existing strengths.
* The community can and should ensure that children are “the focus” through the collaboration of
local agencies and child care providers. Services should be responsive to the identified needs of
the child and family.
The Annual Report data show significant, positive outcomes for all of the Berkeley County First Steps programs. The take away is that HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS are successful because of the intensity and duration.
We don’t have adequate funding or staff to make the positive impact that we do. This does not deter us from finding whatever wrap around services are needed for the children and families. When the mission and goals seem impossible you have still got to be accountable for that one child. You are the advocate. This cannot always be measured with data.
"Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."
Nurse Family Partnership Grant Program
Bi-Lo Charities Blackbaud
Coastal Community Foundation
Daniel Island Pharmacy
Dollywood First Book
Kiwanis Club of Moncks Corner
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FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE
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We welcome your contribution to this community project for Berkeley County residents.
Together, we can make this a guide a useful resource that benefits families, children, and our community!
DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
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CHILD CARE TRAINING
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BI-LINGUAL PARENT EDUCATOR
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