CCSD Head Start programs were established to provide early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services :
The purpose of the program is to:
- Enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development
- Support parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles
- Help parents move toward self-sufficiency
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Early Care & Education
When children experience high-quality care and education from birth through age five, they are more likely to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. First Steps increases access, quality, and professional development in early childhood programs statewide.
How do children become ready for school?
Children are learning from the moment they are born. Every early experience – from birth through age five – helps to build a foundation for school and life success. With the positive support of parents and caregivers, children gain the social and emotional skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for a strong start in school. The following resources are available to help: (linked here)
Support Available for Parents and Child Care Providers
The SCDSS Division of Early Care and Education continues to offer financial assistance for child care for working families that have income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level.
Information and an application for parents can be found on www.scchildcare.org under News and Announcements.