Events - SC First Steps


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

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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A Night to Celebrate Community

Our second annual fundraiser took place on April 28, 2023 and was a huge success! With a fantastic band, gourmet food, and a lively crowd, it was a night to remember and a big win for South Carolina's children. Over 190 supporters joined us, and together we raised an incredible $101,460 in support of the children, families, and communities served by local First Steps nonprofits.

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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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