July 2016 - Pickens County First Steps

How the LIBRARY Gets Your Kids Ready for School!

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It takes a team to get each child ready for school. And YOU — as parents, coaches, librarians, health care providers, teachers, childcare workers, and community members — are a critical part of that team.

We want to shine a spotlight on our school-readiness team right here in Pickens County. Each week leading up to school, we’ll have a post here on a blog that highlights some of our superheroes who are helping kids become ready learners. Our hope is that you’ll become connected with those in our community, learn more about what they do, and pass their services […]

How Doctors and Nurses Get Your Child Ready for School

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While there are still some fun summer weeks ahead, you’ve probably noticed the aisles of new school supplies in all the stores. New crayons, lunch-boxes, and glue sticks are certainly one way to get ready for school. But what is true “school readiness?”

It takes a team to get each child ready for school. And YOU — as parents, coaches, librarians, health care providers, teachers, childcare workers — are a critical part of that team.

We want to connect parents and caregivers to the school-readiness team that’s already in place to help their children succeed.

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How to Find a Quality Childcare Center for Your Child

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Trusting your young child to another caregiver — whether at a church, local child development center, or someone’s home — is an overwhelming decision.

Because early experiences lay such a crucial foundation for a child’s life, evidence shows that finding a quality child center is a key component of school readiness. We want to help make that decision easier for you by providing you with:

An understanding of a “quality” center
A childcare checklist
The right questions to ask
A link to find local childcare centers
Ways to find affordable local childcare for low-income parents

These are 5 […]