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New partnership provides child care scholarships for families

Siblings of four-year-olds enrolled in the First Steps 4K program now qualify for child care scholarships thanks to a partnership between SC First Steps and the SC Department of Social Services. First Steps 4K provides free four-year-old kindergarten to eligible children in more than 200 private child care centers in South Carolina. The new scholarship program, called “First Steps 4K...

SC First Steps awards $17.6M in grants to support children’s healthy development and school readiness

Check out the article on SCNOW.COM! COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina First Steps has awarded its largest funding amount in more than 15 years: $17,664,476 in grants to its network of 46 local First Steps partnerships. A combination of state, federal and private dollars, the funds will directly impact more than 30,000 children and will expand parenting programs, increase the quality...