Lancaster County First Steps Partnership leads the effort of our community to see that all children are ready to be successful in school. Our organization, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serves children from birth to 5 years of age. We are fortunate to have the help of many committed individuals and business partners, along with an energetic, enthusiastic staff and a supportive group of board members, contributors and community volunteers.
South Carolina First Steps was formed in 1999 as a comprehensive, results-oriented statewide education
initiative to help children succeed in school and in life. First Steps works to ensure that children get the
stimulation they need during the most critical period of brain development. Public and private support are
combined through county partnerships, enabling communities to address the unmet needs of young children and
their families. The 46 South Carolina counties have each formed a local partnership to best serve the needs
of their individual communities.