The Greenville News ran an op-ed during April 2013 for Child Abuse Prevention month highlighting Project Pinwheel and how over 200 organizations have come together to spread the word about Prevention. Click here to read Greenville First Steps' Executive Director Derek Lewis talk about this collaborative community project.
An informative article appears today in The State Newspaper about Nurse Family Partnership and features a Greenville family and their relationship with their amazing nurse! Click here to check it out.
Click here to read the latest report on Nurse Family Partnership in the state of South Carolina, featuring a success story from right here in Greenville.
Check out Executive Director Derek Lewis talking to the December 2012 TEDxGreenville Salon about the importance of reading to your child for 15 minutes a day.
Click here to read the 2012 Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children Town Hall meetings report.
Greenville First Steps is excited to announce the receipt of a $25,000 grant from The Hollingsworth Funds for our Pinwheels for Prevention initiative: Project Pinwheel. We are excited to help spread the word about the child abuse prevention protective factors. Protective factors are conditions in families and communities that, when present, increase the health and well-being of children and families. They are attributes that serve as buffers, helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress.
Greenville First Steps Board Meeting
December 14, 2012 1:00pm
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greenville First Steps is excited to announce the awarding of over $550,000 in childcare scholarships to children and families in Greenville County. The scholarships to centers across Greenville County, will make it possible for families to receive high quality care while parents return to school or work. For more information about the scholarships, click here.
Thanks for your interest in helping with the Greenville Zombie run. We have nearly 100 volunteer opportunities from assisting with parking to costume judging. We have opportunities that are perfect for adults, and some for families. If you would like to sign up to participate as a volunteer click here.
By taking a brief, five-question survey, your voice can be heard on behalf of the 302,297 children under the age of five and their families here in South Carolina!
Please click the link to be directed to the S.C. First Steps Community Survey: http://www.scetv.org/index.php/learn/ . After clicking this link, then click on the headline, “South Carolina First Steps Seeks Your Input”, to complete the survey.
Feel free to send this survey link along to anyone who may want to provide feedback on the most important needs of our state's youngest children!