The SC Department of Social Services recently received approval of a new federal planning grant award to help the state’s continued expansion of the state’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) infrastructure. […]
Agency directors, legislators and other leaders today joined Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette at a State House press conference to unveil a comprehensive plan for strengthening South Carolina’s early childhood system and announced First Five SC, a new interactive website for families with young children.
Author: The T&D
Published: Feb. 19, 2022 […]
First5SC.org went live in December 2021 after beginning development in April, and was released during the plenary at From The Start: the SC Summit on Early Childhood, and launched to the public on February 17, 2022 during the presentation of the From The Start: South Carolina Birth-Five Plan. […]
Needs assessment findings are intended to help facilitate collaboration so that stakeholders can explore where they are addressing/ meeting needs of parents and caregivers; identify additional areas of focus to better understand needs identified and begin the work of aligning current/future strategies with the state’s strategic plan. […]
Year 2 of PDG is underway. One of the first activities is to survey families about their needs related to early care and education, health and wellbeing, and community/family support. Dr. Leigh D’Amico, ADKLFJLDJF (REM) is leading this work. The survey will be disseminated through a range of social platforms and through our early childhood partners including SC First Steps local partnerships and 4K, SC Department of Social Services, Head Start and others […]
Helping children thrive means ensuring that parents and caregivers have the resources and opportunities they need for their own economic security and well-being, as well as their children’s. In South Carolina and throughout the country, early childhood programs exist along a continuum of services ranging from child-focused to family-focused. […]