"For children who are at risk, the gap between their performance and the performance of children who are not at risk begins to appear as early as 18 months of age on standardized tests." -Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff
Spartanburg County First Steps Vision & Mission:
Every child in Spartanburg County will enter school ready to succeed.
Spartanburg County First Steps will be the engine to drive collaboration, partnership, effective resource utilization and funding to prepare children to be ready for school.
Spartanburg County First Steps' mission is based on the knowledge that for young children to develop socially, emotionally and intellectually, they must live in an environment that fosters their growth. Consequently, our programs and activities focus not only on meeting the needs for the individual development of children 0 to 5 years of age, but also on strengthening adults' parenting skills and the overall health of their families. In support of our mission, we provide programs and services for at-risk children and their families, and through collaborative efforts, we continue to strengthen and expand services.
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