Chester County First Steps - SC First Steps

Chester County First Steps

About Chester County First Steps

Chester County First Steps is a local nonprofit that works collaboratively to ensure that all children start school ready to reach their highest potential. We achieve this goal by engaging families, caregivers, and community partners in high-quality programs and services that improve early childhood development, from before birth through age five. We also serve as a connector and convener of all early childhood stakeholders in Chester County.

Chester County First Steps is a local partnership of South Carolina First Steps, the state’s dedicated early childhood initiative. As with each local partnership, we operate as an independent nonprofit with a local board and staff. Because our community has unique needs and resources, we tailor our offerings to best meet the needs of local families.


Executive Director

Tamara Graham, Board Chair



Street Address 109 Ella Street Chester, SC 29706
Mailing Address PO Box 1728 Chester, SC 29706
Phone: 803-385-6174



Nurturing Parenting

Group support with optional models of home visitation and fatherhood

Early Care & Education

Training and Professional Development

Certified and registered training hours for the early childhood workforce


Parents as Teachers

Home visitation and group support for families, before birth and through age five.

Also available in Chester County:

Early Care & Education

First Steps 4K

First Steps 4K offers free, full-day four-year-old kindergarten to qualifying children in South Carolina. We partner with more than 270 licensed child care centers and private schools across the state, making it easy for families to find a high-quality program that meets their needs.