Wherever you are in South Carolina, there's a First Steps nearby. Trained professionals are available to support you in your parenting and help you guide your child’s learning and development. Contact your local First Steps to find out how we can help you and your family get connected to the services and resources you need.
Children are learning from the moment they are born. Every early experience – from birth through age five – helps to build a foundation for school and life success. With the positive support of parents and caregivers, children gain the social and emotional skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for a strong start in school. The following resources are available to help:
How your child moves, speaks, acts, plays and explores offer important clues about their development.
Information and programs that promote children's health.
Give your child a strong foundation by choosing a high-quality early learning program.
Act early if you have concerns about your child's development.
Turn daily activities into learning opportunities for your child.
Services and resources are available to help you care for your family and yourself.