Charleston County First Steps is driven by a single goal: to ensure that ALL Charleston County children are healthy and ready for kindergarten. Since our inception in 1999, we have helped thousands of children prepare for school through programs that provide early intervention, strengthen families, improve children’s health and well-being, and increase the quality of early care and education. Each South Carolina county is home to a First Steps Partnership responsible for meeting local needs and identifying collaborative opportunities to help our state’s youngest learners. Charleston County First Steps is proud to be a part of the state’s comprehensive early childhood education initiative.
Learn about our values, mission, and meet our Board of Directors and Staff.
Learn about Charleston County First Steps programs that make a difference for families with young children.
Review Charleston County First Steps Annual Reports, find child care provider resources, and discover family fun ideas.
Featured Program of the Month: PAT SCPV
The Parents As Teachers Supporting Care Providers through Visits program (SCPV) supports Family Child Care Home providers with research- and evidence-informed information to encourage developmentally appropriate practices