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    After the alarming realization that one in seven children in South Carolina is not ready for first grade, the General Assembly created S.C. First Steps to School Readiness in 1999.

    Orangeburg County First Steps is focused exclusively on increasing school readiness outcomes for all children ages 0 to 5.

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    Message To Our Families

    After the alarming realization that one in seven children in South Carolina is not ready for first grade, the General Assembly created S.C. First Steps to School Readiness in 1999.

    Orangeburg County First Steps is focused exclusively on increasing school readiness outcomes for all children ages 0 to 5.

    Here’s the link to a few educational resources provided by Dr. Anthony Broughton >>

    Thanks to generous support from United Way of the Midlands and a matching grant from Usborne Books & More, we have been awarded $1,000 through the #StartWithABook campaign! These funds will allow us to provide high-quality books to children and families in need in Orangeburg County.

    Help us keep up this momentum for our local SC First Steps partners across the state. Let’s open the whole wide world up for all children by starting with a book! Make a donation or shop for your own family today: https://bit.ly/2yRbfWN