In response to COVID-19, South Carolina First Steps remains open and committed to the families, caregivers and communities we serve.
Countdown to Kindergarten (CTK) is a home visitation program pairing the families of rising kindergartners with their future teachers during the summer before school entry.
Our Child Care Enhancement (QE) program aims to produce measurable improvements in the quality of care provided to young children.
High-quality child care hinges on high-quality professional development that meets the needs of the local child care workforce.
South Carolina First Steps provides eligible children with free enrollment in full-day four-year-old kindergarten programs.
Our Library-Based Program is designed to provide literacy activities for 3 and 4 year olds enrolled in preschool programs in Newberry County.
Through Reach Out and Read, we can make reading a part of every child’s life and help provide all young people with a foundation for success throughout their lives.