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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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    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 >>