In The News

Pickens County First Steps program receives $200,000 grant – December 15, 2023 in Upstate Today

“Parenting & Family Literacy Program Expands” – December 6, 2022 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Literacy program expanding in Pickens County” – December 8, 2022 in Upstate Today

“Dolly Parton Imagination Library coming to Pickens” – August 16. 2022 in Upstate Today

“’Hello, Dolly!’ Dolly Parton Imagination Library comes to Pickens Co.” – August 16, 2022 in The Sentinel-Progress

“First Steps launches Bright by Text” – July 6, 2021 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Take a walk down storybook lane” — April 17, 2021 in The Sentinel-Progress

“More help on the way for first-time moms” — September 8, 2020 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Pinwheels for Prevention” — April 13, 2019 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Born Learning” — April 10, 2019 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Reading to your child aids their development” — January 9, 2019 in Upstate Parent

“Palmetto Basics: Children should explore through movement and play” — December 11, 2019 in Upstate Parent

“Laughing and Learning” — April 23, 2018 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Count, group and compare is the third concept of Palmetto Basics”— November 12, 2018 in Upstate Parent

“Talk, Sing and Point can help babies develop” — October 24, 2018 in Upstate Parent

“How the first Palmetto Basics directive can benefit young children” — September 20, 2018 in Upstate Parent

“Palmetto Basics encourages parents to help their kids grow up healthy “– August 22, 2018 in Upstate Parent

“Laughing and Learning “– April 23, 2018 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Parenting and Family Literacy Program Honored” — October 18, 2017 in The Sentinel Progress 

“Clemson University Students Encouraging Reading at Black Barbershops” — October 18, 2017 in Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

“Clemson’s Call Me MISTER encourages childhood reading at barbershops” — October 4, 2017, Clemson Newsstand and in The Sentinel-Progress, October 16, 2017

“Palmetto Basics offers great start for kids” — June 24, 2017 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Central learning trail dedicated” — June 1, 2017 in The Journal /

“Little Libraries pop up around town.” — November 12, 2016 in The Easley Progress

“Planting Pinwheels: Friday Luncheon Planned to Celebrate” — April 6, 2016 article in The Sentinel-Progress

“We can all help prevent child abuse.” — March 27, 2016 op-ed article in The Greenville News

“Fall for the arts”— October 13, 2017 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Giving kids a head start” — February 2, 2017 in The Sentinel-Progress

“Born Learning Trails Added” — March 26, 2016 article in The Sentinel-Progress

“You can help kids be ready to learn.” — January 10, 2016 op-ed article in The Greenville News

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