Week of the Young Child Events

April 24-29, 2017

TEAM Lowcountry Early Childhood Conference

“Making Waves in Early Education” the Twelfth Annual TEAM Lowcountry Annual Conference will be held April 28 and 29.

Ridgeland Baptist Church, 1448 Grays Highway, Ridgeland

Co-sponsored by Beaufort, Allendale, Jasper and Hampton County First Steps

Cost: $30-$60. Register: https://teamlowcountry2017.eventbrite.com

Calhoun County First Steps

CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS! April 24-29 and all month long

In collaboration with Calhoun County DSS, Calhoun County First Steps is hosting discussions on child abuse prevention while children enjoy fun-in-the-sun with parachute activities, story-time picnics, dodge ball and bubbles.

Charleston County First Steps

2ND ANNUAL LITERACY FAIR! April 27

The fair will be conducted for participating child development centers.

Greenville County First Steps

KIDS FEST AT HERITAGE GREEN! April 22, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville

Activities for kids ages 1- 5.

WALK FOR PREVENTION! April 23, 2:00 PM

First Baptist Greenville, 84 Cleveland Street, Greenville

Blue pinwheels are the symbol for Child Abuse Prevention Month (April). Families join for a walk and plant one of the largest pinwheel gardens in South Carolina.

Kershaw County First Steps

FIRST STEPS PROGRAMS TOUR! Week of April 24

Kershaw County First Steps will conduct a tour of their programs for their community partners.

Lancaster County First Steps

DREAM BIG! May 6, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Featuring Roger Day

FREE event for children birth to five years old and their families and friends

USC Lancaster – Stevens Auditorium; 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster

Lee County First Steps

A TIME TO CELEBRATE CHILDREN! April 27, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Open to all children in Lee County ages birth to second grade.

STORY TIME – Bishopville Library

CHILDREN’S ART SHOW – Bishopville Opera House

Refreshments-Cartoon Characters

Contact Mrs. Paula Watson 803-484-5327

Lexington County First Steps

VISIT LEXINGTON PARENTING CENTER BOOTH AT KID’S DAY! April 29, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Virginia Hylton Park in downtown Lexington

Participate in “All About Me” activity for 2-3 year olds.

DAILY PARENTING TIPS! April 24-28

Family Literacy Adult education students in Lexington School District One who have children enrolled in First Steps will receive a tip each day.

DIA! DIVERSITY IN ACTION! May 6, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Cayce-West Columbia Library, 1500 Augusta Rd., West Columbia

Travel around the world with this nationally recognized literacy initiative to explore other cultures through crafts, dance and stories.

 McCormick County First Steps

MUSIC MONDAY! April 24

Children in Head Start and the Child Care Center will Sing, Dance, Celebrate and Lean!

TASTY TUESDAY! April 25

Children in Head Start and the Child Care Center will learn about Healthy Eating and Fitness at Home and at School!

WORK TOGETHER WEDNESDAY! April 26

Children in Head Start and the Child Care Center will Work Together, Build Together, and Learn Together!

ARTSY THURSDAY! April 27

Children in the Child Care Center will Think, Problem Solve, and Create!

FAMILY FRIDAY! April 28

Children in the Child Care Center and their parents and grandparents will enjoy a field trip to the library and playground where they will share Family Stories for Family Friday!

Newberry County First Steps

NEWBERRY MAYOR FOSTER SENN PROCLAIMS APRIL 24 – 28 THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD!

On April 3, 2017, nearly 200 preschoolers participated in a special event co-sponsored by First Steps, SC Early Childhood Association, and Newberry College’s Center for teacher education featuring children’s musician, Mr. Al.

Newberry child care centers will be presented with “Hey Ugly,” a book about self-esteem, and a Mr. Al CD for use in their classrooms.

Orangeburg County First Steps

A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC! April 29, 5:00 PM

An Educational Fundraising Event – Tickets: $20.00

South Carolina State University, Barbara Vaughn Fine Arts Recital Hall

Featuring: Lenny Clark & United Voices 4 Christ; Esther Jones; Dr. Rosetta Dingle; Algeron Wright AND Mistresses of Ceremony Ms. Sue & Ms. Mamie

Info and tickets: 803-533-6444

Pickens County First Steps

GRAND OPENING OF THE BORN LEARNING TRAIL! April 24, 9:30-11:30 AM

Cannon Park, Central

Featuring Clemson Area Storytellers

MOTHER GOOSE ON THE LOOSE! April 25, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Sarlin Branch Library, Liberty

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME! April 26, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Village Branch Library, Pickens

PICNIC IN THE PARK! April 26, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Jaycee Park, Clemson

FUN AT THE PARK! April 28, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

B. “Red” Owens Park, Easley

Featuring Buddy’s Safe House and Clemson Area Storytellers

Saluda County First Steps

WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD EVENT! April 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

For children from Saluda Schools Early Head Start and ABC Academy.

Spartanburg County First Steps

PLAY IN THE PARK! April 25, 10:00 AM – Noon

Barnet Park, Spartanburg

In collaboration with community partners, Spartanburg County First Steps will provide fun activities and learning opportunities regarding fire safety, safe play, health and dental care, exercise and nutrition and more!

Union County First Steps

TOUCH-A-TRUCK! April 29, 10:00AM – 1:00 PM

Union County Fairgrounds

A free family event. Activities, information, gifts, door prizes, and fun! Horn/Siren Free Hour 10:00-11:00AM