Events - SC First Steps


We bring together people and organizations to share knowledge, strengthen partnerships, and build support for young children and their families.

A Night to Celebrate Community

Join us for SC First Steps’ third annual Night to Celebrate Community, Thursday, March 21, 6-10 p.m., as we celebrate 25 years of helping children ages 0-5 be prepared for school and life! All funds raised will go to early education and health programs for children ages 0-5 in every county across the state.
Come ready for an uplifting evening of fun live music from Emerald Empire, dancing and great food from Dupre Catering at the Hall at Senate’s End in Columbia.

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Countdown to Kindergarten Summit

The Countdown to Kindergarten Summit is a free, virtual learning opportunity for families, educators, and advocates of rising kindergartners. Hear from experts and discover resources that can help support a smooth transition into school.

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SC Summit on Early Childhood

The state’s premier early childhood conference is presented annually by South Carolina First Steps and the Early Childhood Advisory Council.

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MLK Week of Service

Every January, South Carolina First Steps and First Steps AmeriCorps honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On MLK Day and throughout the week, First Steps staff, AmeriCorps members, board members, and volunteers come together to share the gift of reading with preschoolers across the state.

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