Programs




Family Literacy

Family Literacy

Families receiving these services must have children between the ages of birth and five who are likely to experience significant school readiness problems because of family literacy and/or other barriers and risk factors to successful development. Partnerships supporting comprehensive Family Literacy models within public school district shall ensure that each vendor delivers a four component Family Literacy Model, including:
    1) Parent Education
    2) Adult Education
    3) Early Childhood Education
    4) Parent/Child Interaction.
Qualified families shall participate in all four components.



Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse home visitors provide health and childcare education and guidance to low-income mothers in their homes beginning in early pregnancy and through the child’s second birthday. The goals of the program are to: promote healthy pregnancies by educating and guiding women to engage in preventative healthcare practices; promote good parenting and child health and development by providing the skills to provide competent care for the children and to function in the role of first teacher; and promote economic self-sufficiency through education, development of a vision for the future, employment, career development, and planning future pregnancies.



Child Care Training

Child Care Training

The Partnership employs a certified CCCCD Master Trainer to conduct its training sessions and to provide technical assistance. The topics for training on primarily curriculum-centered and growth and development. Three training sessions are conducted based on the Early Learning Standards in collaboration with the Countdown to Kindergarten program.



4-K Classes

4-K Classes

Anderson School District 1 provides high quality early education programs serving an additional 36 at-risk 4K students in two half-day classes. These classes adhere to all SC Department of Education guidelines, serve the most at-risk, and follow best practices including the implementation of High Scope, Creative Curriculum, and ECERS.



Countdown to Kindergarten

Countdown to Kindergarten

This program is designed to foster important and lasting relationships between teachers, students, and families. Teachers visit rising Kindergarten students’ homes throughout the summer before they enter school, building a foundation of support for the coming year, and introducing important learning concepts drawn directly from the South Carolina Early Learning Standards. Through these unique home visits, teachers support parents and caregivers as they shape their expectations and hopes for their own children’s school experience.

For Additional Information

Anderson School District 1 - Areas Served - Powdersville, Williamston: 4K half-day classes at Hunt Meadows and Spearman Elementary Schools, Family Literacy program, and childcare technical assistance. Contact Liz Wittebort at Wittebortl@apps.anderson1.org.

Anderson School District 2 - Areas Served - Belton, Honea Path Family Literacy program, outreach and childcare technical assistance. Contact Allison Strickland at astrickland@anderson2.k12.sc.us

Anderson School District 3 - Areas Served - Starr, Iva Family Literacy program and childcare technical assistance. Contact Tammy Vaughn at vaughnt@anderson3.k12.sc.us

Anderson School District 4 - Areas Served - Pendleton, Townville Family Literacy program and childcare technical assistance. Contact Charity Walker at CLWalker@anderson4.k12.sc.us

Anderson School District 5 - Areas Served -City of Anderson Family Literacy program and infant and toddlers room for Teen Mothers, and childcare technical assistance. Contact Brenda Kelley at BrendaKelley@anderson5.net

Nurse-Family Partnership - Areas served - Anderson County Contact Mari Birchmore at birchmma@dhec.sc.gov

Countdown to Kindergarten - Areas Served - Anderson County Contact Paige Wall at 1stepsac@bellsouth.net

Child Care Training - Areas Served - Anderson County Contact Paige Wall at 1stepsac@bellsouth.net

Mailing Address

PO Box 41
Anderson, SC 29622
SC Office of First Steps
www.scfirststeps.org

Our Address

Anderson County First Steps Office
605 N Main St
Anderson, SC 29621
(T) 864.222.0410
(F) 864.222.9688
(E) 1stepsac@bellsouth.net

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