HealthySteps - SC First Steps


Early childhood development support during pediatric well-child visits.

Evidence Based

Healthy Steps is a pediatric primary care program that supports early childhood development and effective parenting.

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

HealthySteps is designed to serve children 0 to 3 and their families, especially in communities where there are persistent inequites.


Pregnant moms and expectant families

Ages 0-3

Families with babies and toddlers

How It Works

All pediatric patients ages 0-3 at participating clinics receive HealthySteps services from a trained child development expert, the HealthySteps Specialist. Families with additional needs may receive more intensive services.

2 Generation Approach

Education and support for the whole family

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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 Identification & Referral

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


Health Services

Partnering for the healthy development of young children


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