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

Upcoming Events

The Franklin School Fall Festival

The Franklin School Fall Festival

The Franklin School was thrilled to partner with USC-Upstate again this year for an amazing Fall Festival. Students and their families enjoyed games, treats, train rides and face painting. The petting zoo was an absolute hit with the children. Click below to check out...

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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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Coming Events


July 22, 2015 – First Steps Board meeting
Aug 19, 2015 – First Steps Board meeting
Sept 16, 2015 – First Steps Board meeting