August Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Mathematical Thinking and Expression SUBDOMAIN: Foundations for Number Sense DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Indicate they want “more” with signs, sounds, or looks. Show interest (look at or reach for) in obvious differences in quantity (look at a tower with 7 blocks longer than a tower with 3 blocks, reach for a […]

July Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Mathematical Thinking and Expression SUBDOMAIN: Foundations for Algebraic Thinking DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Emerging Younger Toddlers (8 to 21 months): Show awareness of different categories during play (put balls in a box and dolls in a bed; give one friend all the cars and another friend all of the trucks when […]

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Join Our Team: PT Director of Finance

The recently announced expansion at Richland County First Steps (RCFS) has led to the creation of a new part-time position within the organization. The Director of Finance will work as part of the Management Staff to guide the organization’s overall mission and success from a financial point of view. This position is responsible for the […]

June Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Language Development and Communication SUBDOMAIN: Foundations for Reading DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Pat and chew on books Look at pictures of faces and simple objects Listen to simple and repetitive books, stories, and songs. Younger Toddlers (8 to 21 months): Engage in reading behaviors independently (choose books, turn pages but not […]

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Midlands Gives 2019 Was a Success!

On May 7, 2019, RCFS participated in the annual online giving day known as Midlands Gives, sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. Over a period of 18 hours, we received more than $3000 ($3,014.43, to be exact) in donations and prizes that will go directly back into programs serving young children and their families. […]

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May Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Language Development and Communication SUBDOMAIN: Learning to Communicate DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Respond differently to facial expressions and tones of voice. Pay brief attention to the same object the caregiver is looking at. Engage in turn-taking during social and vocal play with adults and other children (babbling, imitating facial expressions, repeating […]

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ExCEL Program Accepting Applications

UPDATE: The application period has ended. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application during the month of June. Join our mailing list and be the first to know when new training and technical assistance opportunities are announced. The Excellence in Care and Early Learning (ExCEL) program is accepting applications from child care […]

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RCFS Board and Officer Nominees for 2019-20

Please find below the slate of nominees and board officers for the Richland County First Steps to School Readiness Partnership Board. Board terms run from July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2023. Elections will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Broad River Road, […]

April Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Emotional and Social Development SUBDOMAIN: Learning about Feelings DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Express a range of emotions (happiness, sadness, fear, and anger) with their face, body, and voice. Show when they feel overwhelmed or are in distress or pain (cry, yawn, look away, extend arms or legs, arch their body, fuss). […]

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Open positions at Richland County First Steps

With the newly announced expansion of our Early Head Start program, there are several open positions available on our team. Early Childhood Technical Assistance Provider – This position on our Excellence in Care and Early Learning Team works to improve the quality of child care in Richland County by providing direct technical assistance to assigned […]