What We Do

Early Education

If you are interested in early education for your child, below are a list of programs that may be available in your area directly through SC First Steps or your local partnership.


4K (Free Four-Year-Old Kindergarten)

Free 4K programs offered by SC First Steps are available in 64 school districts in private, faith-based and nonprofit child care centers.


Early Head Start

A comprehensive program designed to support high-quality early care and education, parenting and family support and community-level supports and services for low-income pregnant women with children age 3 and under, young children and their families. Families receive weekly home visits by Early Head Start staff and two group meetings are held monthly for enrolled parents and families.


Head Start

Head Start services vary depending on the needs of the local community. Services typically offered include high-quality childcare, parent education and support, health and developmental screenings and social services.