Who We Are

The School Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to provide resources and support to administrators, teachers, and students of Florence 1 Schools and is the largest education non-profit in the state. The foundation fulfills its mission by building community involvement in local public schools, helping parents prepare their children for kindergarten/elementary school, and by assisting local teachers in the grant-application process.

Want to participate in a play group of moms and children, ages NEWBORN TO 3?

Our Parent and Child Playgroups offer parents and their children (ages birth – 3 years old) an opportunity to come together once a week in a warm and homelike setting. We share insights about life with children through group discussions. This program includes free play and sometimes a song and/or story. We also have a snack time before the group ends. In this way, teachers and parents work together to provide a model of what community means for young children. There are specific groups for different age children, held once weekly for an hour. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843-758-6872 to sign up or for more information.

Have you heard about Florence 1 Schools Parents as Teachers program?

This is an evidence-based model that delivers parent education primarily through personal visits.

The program promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents.

The program equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal through kindergarten, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

If you live in Florence 1 Schools school zone, are an expectant mother, or have a child between birth - 4 years old, our Parents as Teachers video will explain the benefits of this wonderful program. For additional information, call Melanie McMillan @ 843-758-6871.

Foundation News

Decoration Day: Children make ornaments, cookies as part of Count 5 Campaign

Decoration Day: Children make ornaments, cookies as part of Count 5 Campaign

The Child Development Center at Woods Road invited children from local daycares and head start programs to decorate cookies and ornaments and watch a marionette show.

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Fellows in Education hear plans for new classes at West Florence

Fellows in Education hear plans for new classes at West Florence

During the Fellows in Education's visit to West Florence High School, Principal Matt Dowdell shared the school's plans for implementing more STEM classes and Advanced Placement (AP) courses starting next fall.  

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Good nutrition vital for kids

Good nutrition vital for kids

November is here, and that means that nutrition is the focus for The School Foundation and Florence One School's Count 5 public awareness campaign.

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