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Charleston County First Steps and BEGIN WITH BOOKS

The Gold Standard in Partnership -- Since 1999,  Charleston County First Steps (CCFS)  has been helping disadvantaged children be healthier  and better prepared to start school.  They do this through improving access to quality childcare, and by supporting, educating and advocating for parents.  Their two primary programs are: The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) , a federally-funded grant program that is intended to ensure private child development centers deliver quality childcare through Early Head Start services to low-income families with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Parents as Teachers (PAT) , weekly home visits conducted by certified Parent Educators/Advocates to meet the needs of low-income families with children prenatal through 5 years old.      Charleston County First Steps has been a strong supporter of BEGIN WITH BOOKS (BWB) since its inception over 10 years ago.  However, with the arrival of Program Manager Lea
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