• The mission of Anderson County First Steps Partnership is to ensure that every child in Anderson County will enter first grade healthy and ready to succeed. This mission is accomplished by linking community resources to support pre-school children and their families. The Partnership currently contracts with all five Anderson County School Districts to provide programs and services for pre-school children and their families. Visit the link below to learn more about how the First Steps program benefits the children in Anderson School District One: First Steps e-Spotlight  You can also visit Palmetto Basics to learn more about the five basic steps to helping your child become the most successful they can be!
    One of the single most important things a parent can do to get their child ready for school is READ to them.  Visit the Read Aloud 15 minutes webpage at http://www.readaloud.org/15minutes.html to learn more about the importance of reading to your child.
    The South Carolina Department of Education is providing parents with a free online resource, Supporting Early Literacy at Home: A Parents’ Guide, which provides information and strategies that will equip parents and caregivers with tools to support children from birth through the beginning years of school.