Getting children ready for school

Every Child Ready

South Carolina First Steps works collaboratively to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their highest potential with engaged support from their parents, caregivers, and communities. Every Child Ready, our 2020-25 strategic plan, is a five-year road map for achieving our mission and moving toward our vision of success for every child.

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The Latest with First Steps

Local Partnership Formula Funding Allocation

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This infographic provides Formula Funding Allocation by County for FY22.

Fact Sheet

The Hunt Institute South Carolina 2020 Early Childhood Data Narratives

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This state data profile is intended to provide a snapshot of the risk factors experienced by children of South Carolina and services reaching the children and families for whom they are intended.

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Zero to Three 2021 State of Babies Yearbook South Carolina Profile

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This state profile provides a snapshot of how infants, toddlers, and their families are faring in three policy domains (Good Health, Strong Families, Positive Early Learning Experiences).

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National Institute of Early Education Research 2020 State of Preschool South Carolina Profile

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The State of Preschool Yearbook tracks state-funded preschool program funding, access, and policies. The Yearbook seeks to improve the public’s knowledge and understanding of state efforts to expand the availability of high-quality education to young children.

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Upcoming Events

17 June

SC First Steps Board of Trustees and SC Early Childhood Advisory Council Meeting - June 2021

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The South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees meetings are every other month followed immediately by the South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council convenings.

6 August

Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration

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South Carolina is celebrating its rising kindergarteners with celebrations across the state.

19 August

SC First Steps Board of Trustees and SC Early Childhood Advisory Council Meeting - August 2021

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The South Carolina First Steps Board of Trustees meetings are every other month followed immediately by the South Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council convenings.

Find the SC First Steps Local Partnership Near You

Wherever you are in South Carolina, there's a local partnership nearby. Contact your local partnership to find out how we can help you and your family get connected to the resources you need.