First Steps 4K + Siblings - SC First Steps

First Steps 4K + Siblings

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.

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


Program Information:

  • 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 + Siblings increases access to high-quality early care and education opportunities.

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

  • Families can apply online for both First Steps 4K and First Steps 4K + Siblings at