First Steps 4K PLUS - SC First Steps

First Steps 4K PLUS

Siblings of four-year-olds enrolled in the First Steps 4K program now qualify for child care and after-school scholarships thanks to a partnership between SC First Steps and the SC Department of Social Services. This scholarship program also covers all before-school and after-school care for First Steps 4K students.

Program Information:

  • First Steps 4K students qualify for free extended care (before- and after-school).

  • Siblings, ages 0-12, of enrolled First Steps 4K students qualify for child care and after-school scholarships. These vouchers can be applied toward enrollment at any child care or after-school program that participates in ABC Quality, the state‚Äôs voluntary quality rating and improvement system.

  • First Steps 4K PLUS increases access to high-quality early care and education opportunities.

  • First Steps 4K PLUS ensures care and education for the whole family, leaving no child behind.