What is 2Gen?
The Two-Generation (2Gen) Approach guides our work by encouraging programs to serve children and their caregivers together with well-being supports for whole families.
2Gen has been an integral approach in the development of the state's Palmetto Pre-K and soon-to-be First Five SC portals. The web tools ease access to programs and services that meet families’ health, educational and developmental needs. The state will soon have its first Family Voice Council which will influence cross-agency policies and procedures to provide life-impacting opportunities for families with young children.
South Carolina is committed to recognizing and creating opportunities that meet the needs of the state’s children and the adults in their lives. ECAC Executive Director Georgia Mjartan is an Aspen Ascend Fellow, a group that has pioneered 2Gen leadership. South Carolina is one of six states in the country to recognize the importance of this work by hiring a Two-Generation coordinator. To learn more about the 2Gen approach, visit Aspen Ascend.
Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten Transition Survey
Parents and caretakers of young children and professionals who work with families are experts on the supports and resources available in communities around South Carolina, it is our job as state leaders to listen to you all.
The Palmetto Pre-K Transitions Workgroup has created the “Transitions from Pre-K to 5K” survey to learn more about the state's support for families transitioning into 5-year-old Kindergarten. We would be incredibly grateful if you would share your thoughts by completing a very brief survey (about 5 minutes) found here: https://scfirststeps.surveymonkey.com/r/JMYM2J9.
If you are involved in 2Gen work at your organization or have questions about the Approach or have any questions about this survey, please contact Two-Generation Coordinator Rachal Hatton-Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.