What We Do

Child Care

SC First Steps offers the following child care programs and resources to families and childcare providers. Below is a listing of the programs provided through some of our local partnerships. To see what's available in your area, click the orange "Find Services Near You" icon above.

Childcare Quality Enhancement

A program for individuals who provide consultation/coaching and mentoring. Coaching and consultation and mentoring include a wide range of behaviors including specific and direct feedback, action planning, modeling, reviewing, role-playing and goal setting.


Childcare Training

A program that supports child care providers and equips them to advance along the Center for Child Care Career Development (CCCCD) career framework, advance within the ABC Quality system, improve an approved measure of program quality and/or to provide training on a topic-specific focus based on Regional TA coordination meetings.


Childcare Scholarships

Childcare scholarships are available for families that qualify. South Carolina First Steps leverages state, local and private resources to increase the quality of, and number of children participating in, high-quality pre-kindergarten programs in both the public and private sectors.