Getting Children Ready for School

SC First Steps equips South Carolina's early learners and their families with the individualized support and resources they need to be successful in school and in life.

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SC First Steps has a presence in every county in South Carolina.

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Since its inception in 1999, SC First Steps has helped South Carolina's youngest children and their families get ready for school.

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Your 4 year old may be eligible for free 4K. Get your child ready for Kindergarten!

 

For more information on the SC First Steps 4K Program, please click here.

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Our new "Infants in the Workplace" program has its first participant! This summer we introduced a new policy allowing parents to bring their babies to the office until they reach 6 months gestational age. This week, our Communications Director Beth Moore returned from maternity leave with her 8-week-old daughter.

Research shows that family-friendly practices are good for families and employers. Learn more about the benefits here: bit.ly/374B02d
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Our new Infants in the Workplace program has its first participant! This summer we introduced a new policy allowing parents to bring their babies to the office until they reach 6 months gestational age. This week, our Communications Director Beth Moore returned from maternity leave with her 8-week-old daughter.

Research shows that family-friendly practices are good for families and employers. Learn more about the benefits here: https://bit.ly/374B02d

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We have one, too! Our entire workplace is happier! #TeamMatthew

I get to hold an infant at work! Hooray for SC First Steps!

Way to support your staff! You are leading by example!!

Hooray! A win/win for everyone. ❤️❤️

Awesome❤️

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SC First Steps is the featured organization in this week's Non Profit Minute. Thanks to MidlandsBiz for recognizing our work and celebrating the "amazing impact" of nonprofits in our communities. #whosonthemove ... See MoreSee Less

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Upcoming Events

Dec 05

SC FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual SC First Steps board meeting for 2019 will occur on December 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM. This meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall at Virginia Wingard Memorial United Methodist Church (1500 Board River Road, Columbia, SC 29210) which is the site of Richland County First Steps’ newest Early Head Start Child Care Center.  

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Dec 06

2019 SC SUMMIT ON EARLY CHILDHOOD

The Economics of Early Childhood: Strong Kids for a Strong Economy Established in 2015, the SC Summit on Early Childhood provides early childhood professionals and advocates, parents, members of the business community and elected officials an open platform to share strategies, research and dialogue in order to foster a strong foundation for the children of…

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Feb 20

SC FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING

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Apr 23

SC FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING

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Jun 18

SC FIRST STEPS BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVISORY COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING

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