South Carolina is home to nearly 340,000 children under age 6. More than one in four of these children faces significant barriers to early school success. As the state's school readiness agency, First Steps
is making a difference in connecting these high-risk children and their families to services that improve their chances for success, such as parenting programs, health services, quality child care, and early education. Research shows that these investments produce significant long-term savings to the public due to higher graduation rates and reduced costs of remedial education, welfare, and crime. Your tax-deductible contribution will help First Steps
and its network of county partnerships invest in early childhood initiatives for children 0-5.
South Carolina First Steps
1300 Sumter Street, Suite 100
Columbia, SC 29201-3340