Children’s Books for Dealing with Strong Emotions

Using picture books to engage children is a key strategy for helping them deal with varying and strong emotions.  Here are some of the NAEYC’s recommended children’s books for doing just that:

  • Calm-Down Time/Momento para calmarse by Elizabeth Verdick
  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners
  • F is for Feelings by Goldie Millar and Lisa A. Berger
  • Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods by Sandra Boynton
  • How to Take the Grrr Out of Anger by Elizabeth Verdick and Marjorie Lisovskis

Thanks to the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) for these great resources.

2019 Child Care Training Schedule – Register Online!

The 2019 Child Care Training Schedule is now available!  View all the details of the upcoming sessions and register online at:

https://beaufortfirststeps.com/training/register

At a Glance: 

Teaching Infants and Young Toddlers Through Experience & Exploration (FREE) Saturday, September 28, 2019 9:00 AM
Advertising & Client Intake:  What Do You Need to Know About My Facility and What I Need to Know About Them (FREE) Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:00 PM
Interviewing Techniques/Before, During and After ($5) Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:00 AM
Recognizing and Responding to the Development of  Preschoolers ($5) Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:00 AM
CPR, FA & Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) (fees apply) Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:00 AM
Director’s 101 (FREE) Wednesday, December 11, 2019 12:00 PM
CPR, FA & Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) (fees apply) Saturday, December 14, 2019 9:00 AM

 

You are INVITED to Parent Connections!

Come join our upcoming Parent Connections Sessions, where you’ll learn valuable information on various topics as well as have the opportunity to network with other families that are part of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program.

AT A GLANCE:

How to Choose Quality Childcare
Guest Speaker: Leslie Terry, Quality Coach, SC Child Care Resource &  Referral
Wednesday, September 18th at 4:30pm
Beaufort County First Steps Office | 703 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Contact: Lucette Brown or Betty Washington for additional information at (843) 379-7837


Back to Work Program
Guest Speaker: Michelle M. Adams, Regional Manager with SC Department of Employment & Workforce
Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm
Beaufort County First Steps Office | 703 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Contact: Lucette Brown or Betty Washington for additional information at (843) 379-7837


Let’s Sing
Guest Speaker: Jan Spencer, Consultant/Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 3rd at 4:30pm
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce | 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Contact: Lucette Brown or Betty Washington for additional information at (843) 379-7837


Literacy and Phonics
Guest Speaker: Patrice Barrett, Teacher & Author
Wednesday, December 18th at 4:30pm
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce | 711 Bladen St., Beaufort, SC 29902
Contact: Lucette Brown or Betty Washington for additional information at (843) 379-7837

 

South Carolina First Steps Turns 20!

South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness is now officially 20 years old! On June 28, 1999, The Honorable James H. Hodges, Governor of South Carolina (1999-2003), established First Steps as a statewide public-private partnership charged with getting South Carolina’s children ready for success in school and life.

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Celebrating 20 years of First Steps!

Two decades later, as the state’s only dedicated early childhood agency, we continue to  lead the charge to ensure South Carolina’s youngest citizens reach their highest potential.

Through the hard work and dedication of everyone who has impacted our agency, we have experienced tremendous growth, achieved noteworthy milestones and collectively touched hundreds of thousands of lives across the state through the children and families we serve, our teachers, childcare providers, employees, and local county partnerships.

We are extremely thankful for everyone who has contributed to the success and strength of this organization and would like to share with you the impact the organization has made throughout the years.

Check out SC First Steps’ “Impact Through the Years”:

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