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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We are busy making final preparations for this Friday’s Summit. It’s going to be a good one! #ECmakesCents!

2019 SC Summit on Early ChildhoodDecember 6, 2019, 8:30amColumbia Metropolitan Convention CenterWe are busy making final preparations for this Friday’s Summit. It’s going to be a good one! #ECmakesCents!
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2019 SC Summit on Early Childhood

Last year we served 28,427 children, giving them the opportunity to experience success in school, work and life. We reached an additional 41,000 children in classrooms, improving the quality of child care centers around the state. Discover more about our work to ensure that all South Carolina children start school ready to reach their highest potential.

Read our 2018-2019 annual report here: bit.ly/2Yj5glW
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Last year we served 28,427 children, giving them the opportunity to experience success in school, work and life. We reached an additional 41,000 children in classrooms, improving the quality of child care centers around the state. Discover more about our work to ensure that all South Carolina children start school ready to reach their highest potential.

Read our 2018-2019 annual report here: https://bit.ly/2Yj5glW

We're excited to be a part of South Carolina's first ever statewide Indah Coffeeday event, #brewgoodsc! Join us at Indah Coffee, 2238 Sumter Street in Columbia, from 4-5 PM today and test your knowledge of South Carolina geography. Can you name every county in the state? (We can!) ... See MoreSee Less

Were excited to be a part of South Carolinas first ever statewide #GivingTuesday event, #BrewGoodSC! Join us at Indah Coffee, 2238 Sumter Street in Columbia, from 4-5 PM today and test your knowledge of South Carolina geography. Can you name every county in the state? (We can!)
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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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