Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a home visiting program designed to build strong communities, thriving families and children who are healthy, safe, and ready to succeed. PAT services include personal visits from a parent educator, monthly group connections with other PAT familes, screenings to identify developmental concerns, and connections to community resources.

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program is a federally funded grant that works to provide Early Head Start services to private child development centers. The goal is to help Charleston County families with children ages 0-3 years have access to high quality childcare. If you are a parent/caregiver in need of child care for your infant or toddler, visit this page to start your online application. This program page also lists the child care center locations available.

Quality Enhancement

Our Child Care Quality Enhancement (QE) program aims to produce measurable improvements in the quality of care provided to young children.

Professional Development Trainings

Our training programs are certified through SC Endeavors and include topics in the areas of nutrition, health and safety, curriculum, child guidance, professional development, and program administration. Click here to view the upcoming schedule.

Early Literacy Programs

We implement two literacy outreach initiatives, Raising A Reader and B.E.A.R with Us  (Begin Early and Read with Us). Click here to learn more.

Early Identification & Referral – PASOs

PASOs implements the Early Identification and Referral (EI&R) program at Charleston County First Steps. EI&R programs serve families with young children with suspected delays in development, acting as a local portal to connect families to community-based services they may need or desire to ensure the school readiness of their children.