First Steps
900 South Pine Street

Spartanburg, SC 29302
864.327.4900

“For children who are at risk, the gap between their performance and the performance of children who are not at risk begins to appear as early as 18 months of age on standardized tests.”

  -Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff

Why First Steps?

Spartanburg County First Steps is the First Step to helping prepare your child for the future and school success. We recognize the importance of early childhood development and the need for quality early childcare and education environments. Our programs focus not only on meeting the needs for the individual development of children 0 to 5 years of age but also on strengthening adults’ parenting skills and the overall health of their families. In support of our mission, we provide programs and services for at- risk children and their families and through collaborative efforts, we continue to strengthen and expand services.

News and Views

First 5 South Carolina

First 5 South Carolina

Families deserve a responsive one-stop portal to learn about public programs and services to help with their child’s growth and development.  First Five connects South Carolina’s public services for young children in an easy-to-use website.  Click here to find the...

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Quality Counts 10 Year Anniversary

Quality Counts 10 Year Anniversary

On Tuesday evening, April 26th, Spartanburg County First Steps Quality Counts held a Ten-Year Celebration at the Cleveland Park Event Center.  More than 180 came together to celebrate this milestone, including early care and education directors and teachers, community...

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Family Friday

Family Friday

The week of the young child Family Friday highlights the importance of families in a child’s life. Families play a huge role as they are their child’s first teacher! We celebrate families and partner with them in supporting the well-being and development of their...

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