Home visitation for families pre-birth until 36 months
Save the Children's Early Steps to School Success (ESSS) Program is designed to provide high-quality early childhood development services to young children and families living in under-resourced and underserved communities.
This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.
Founded in 1919, Save the Children currently serves children in the US and more than 100 countries around the world.
Pregnant moms and expectant families
Families with preschool-aged children
Key components include home visits that focus on healthy pregnancy and early childhood development; a book bag exchange; fostering positive connections between families and schools; supporting school transitions; and connecting families to services and resources.
In-home coaching with trained parent educators
Education and support for the whole family
ESSS has been shown to promote a responsive and language-rich home environment and improve child language skills.