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.

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Six Educational Games for Preschoolers

Early learning, including head start programs and other educational initiatives, has a dramatic impact on a child's overall cognitive development. One of the primary ways this learning takes place is through play. That's why it's our mission to provide caregivers with...

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