Jasper County First Steps is the dedicated, comprehensive early childhood initiative focused on getting Jasper County’s children ready for school and life success. We partner with families, early educators, and community stakeholders to support the success of children from birth through age five.
First Steps was established in 1999 by the South Carolina General Assembly to close the gap on students’ preparedness for success in school. Since the beginning, we have taken a holistic approach to accomplishing our mission, offering services that improve children’s health, strengthen families, expand access to quality early care and education, and help transition rising kindergartners into school. As a convener and portal of early childhood serving agencies, we mobilize partners around our shared endeavor to build a more effective and efficient early childhood system in Jasper County.