Health Services - SC First Steps

Health Services

Partnering for the healthy development of young children

Evidence Informed

First Steps coordinates with partners to support the health and well-being of families with young children.

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.

Who it Serves

Contact your local First Steps for program availability and eligibility.


Pregnant moms and expectant families

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

Ages 3-5

Families with preschool-aged children

How It Works

Program offerings vary by county. Contact your local First Steps for details.

Home Visiting

In-home coaching with trained parent educators

2 Generation Approach

Education and support for the whole family

Target Outcomes

The integration of Health and Human Services has been shown to improve health, reduce health inequities, and reduce long-term health care costs.

More Programs in Health


Nurse-Family Partnership

Home visitation for first time mothers, from pregnancy until the child turns two.


Family Connects

Strengthening bonds within families of newborns and linking them directly to supportive community resources.



Early childhood development support during pediatric well-child visits.


Early Identification & Referral

Providing developmental screenings and referrals to other services, independent of another partnership program


Weekend Backpacks

Nutritious food backpacks for low-income preschool children


Reach Out and Read

Books and information on reading books to children provided during well-child visits