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.

First Steps 4K PLUS, in partnership with DSS, will extend child care and after-school scholarships through the SC Voucher Program, for up to 52 weeks, to First Steps 4K students and any siblings, age 0-12, of an enrolled student. 

Program Information:

  • First Steps 4K students receive before-school and after-school scholarships.

  • Sibling scholarships can be applied toward enrollment at any child care or afterschool program that participates in ABC Quality, the state’s 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.