Calendar of Events




PAT Group Meeting - September


Pratt Memorial Library, 451-A Wilson St., Ridgeland, SC 29936

Theme: "Read, Learn, Discover"

Come join us for an afternoon at the library while we celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month!

This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up Month—a time when the American Library Association (ALA) joins public libraries nationwide to highlight the value of a library card. Libraries work to remind parents and youth that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

CONTACT: JCFS @ 843-726-5100


DPIL Reading/STEM Night - Little Red Riding Hood


Families of pre-school aged children are invited to an evening of literacy fun and adventure as children are challenged to help Little Red Riding Hood solve her dilemma! Can you and your preschool scholar build a better apple basket?!?

STEM-based learning encourages children to be curious, to wonder, to be innovators and to learn through hands-on play.

CONTACT: JCFS @ 843-726-5100


JCFS Board Meeting

5:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Baptist Association, 3763 Bees Creek Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936

Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors

(Annual Meeting to immediately follow at 6:00 pm)

CONTACT: JCFS @ 843-726-5100 or


JCFS FY18 Annual Meeting

6:00 pm

Mt. Carmel Baptist Association, 3763 Bees Creek Rd, Ridgeland, SC 29936

FY18 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors

Theme: "Minds at Work - Learning Under Construction"

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Annmarie Reiley-Kay, Director of Programs and Exhibits, The Morris Center of Lowcountry Heritage

The public is invited to attend and learn more about the results of Jasper County First Steps to School Readiness programs within the county as well as our future plans.

RSVP by 10/13/17   via email: or 843-726-5100


CCT - Planning With The End in Mind

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Palmetto Electric - Hardeeville, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville, SC 29927

Planning With The End in Mind

DSS Credit Hours: 5.0 hours in Program Administraton

To plan with the end in mind is to use the power of collaboration and goal setting to create a quality childcare program. In this session, participants will engage in a series of activities that will encourage them to think ahead, harvest ideas, set goals and create effective actions for their childcare business.

Facilitator: Tameka Phillips, The Peace Project

Cost: $5.00 (lunch not provided)

Register at:

CONTACT: JCFS @ 843-726-5100 or


CCT - Family Child Care Super Saturday

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

9am-1130am     Curriculum Activities for the Outdoor Learning Environment

        DSS Credit Hours: 2.5 hours in Curriculum

        Will provide hands-on activities to incorporate into your outdoor learning environment. Learn to create an exciting learning environment that will have children, parents and teachers enjoying the great outdoors

1130am-1230pm    Chat and Chew with Child Care Licensing

         DSS Credit Hours not provided for this session

        Join the Family Child Care Network for a special "lunch and learn" session with licensing staff to answer your questions about operating a Family Child Care Business.   (Remember to bring your lunch for this special session.)

1230pm-300pm     Physical Development of Young Children

        DSS Credit Hours: 2.5 Child Growth and Development

        Will explore physical development milestones and age appropriate experiences to support physical development.

Facilitator: Leslie Terry, SC Child Care Resource & Referral Network

Cost: FREE (lunch not provided)

Register at:

CONTACT: Leslie Terry at 843-505-4370 or