Programs & Resources

Upcoming Events

We implement 7 research-based programs to accomplish our mission:

  • Parents As Teachers

    Home Visitation Program

  • Berkeley County First Steps

    Child Care Training

  • Babynet

    BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency early intervention system for infants and toddlers under 3 years of age with developmental delays, or who have conditions associated with developmental delays. Participants are provided family intervention and case management.  Live in Berkeley County and need help navigating a referral through Baby Net? That’s why we’re here! Call 843-863-3030 now for assistance.

  • Nurse-Family Partnership

    Provides Maternal and Early Childhood Health Programs to Families Most in Need

  • ABC Child Care

    Scholarship Program

  • Public 4K Expansion

    Explore Ways to Increase 4K Slots in Communities of Concentrated Need

    • Betty’s Day Care and Preschool:  (843) 567-2624
    • Daniel Island Academy:  (843) 971-5961
    • La Petite Academy:  (843) 875-1190
    • Miracle Academy:  (843) 567-4644
    • Ridge Christian Academy:  (843) 879-0544
    • St. James AME CDC:  (843) 688-5719
    • The House of Smiles:  (843) 860-1179
    • Fosters Child Care Center:  (843) 569-3914
  • Early Head Start

    For children birth to 3. Contact Early Head Start staff at:

    • Betty’s Day Care and Preschool, St. Stephen
    • The House of Smiles, Moncks Corner

Provider Resources

Early Identification and Referral Services

Berkeley County First Steps Partners with MUSC to bring Free Vision and Hearing Screenings to Child Development Centers this summer!  Berkeley County First Steps is pleased to offer free vision and hearing screenings to center based child development centers in Berkeley County through a generous grant from CVS Caremark and partnership with MUSC, Clinical Nursing. If you are interested in having your 3-5 year old children screened please call our offices at 843-863-3030.

Training Calendar

Early Childhood Summit

College of Charleston hosts the 2017 Early Childhood Summit

Calling all Berkeley County Early Educators and Advocates!  Register now for the upcoming  Leadership, Advocacy, Practice, and Policy ECE Summit being held at the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Graduate Center. DSS Credits available for all sessions! Learn more


Berkeley County First Steps Winter/Spring Trainings 2017

Berkeley County First Steps will be hosting the following trainings through the winter and spring of  2017. Attached is our registration form.  A slot cannot be reserved without payment.  Training fees and locations are notated by each session.  Feel free to contact Stephanie at  843-863-3030, if you have any questions. Saturday, January 21st    Using […]


Free Family Literacy Workshops for Parents in Berkeley County Offered Monthly

Parents can participate in a series of monthly interactive, hands on workshops that encourage them to be literacy educators in their own homes. BCFS facilitators will also offer a series of parenting topics that support school readiness, healthy child development and address common struggles faced by parents of young children. Free monthly book sharing sessions […]

Why Early Learning?

Berkeley County First Steps is committed to enhancing, coordinating and expanding programs and services for children birth to five in Berkeley County.

We provide supports and quality enhancements to existing early childhood programs and plan initiatives that work towards a comprehensive early learning system that ensures all Lowcountry children are safe, healthy, eager to learn, and ready to succeed by the time they enter Kindergarten.

Family & Community Engagement

At Berkeley County First Steps our goal is to promote parent involvement and leadership in family life, schools and communities. We work within our community to:

  1. Identify and disseminate successful approaches to engaging parents of young children
  2. Work with funding systems to explore ways to promote successful approaches; and
  3. Explore ways to increase 4K slots in communities of concentrated need.

Family Resources

Have questions or concerns about your child’s development? We are here to assist you. Take the online ASQ or call us now to schedule a time for us to screen your child in the home, our offices or in your day care center.  Call 843-863-3030.

Begin the questionnaire at

In order that BCFS may review and discuss with you your child’s ASQ questionnaire results please enter the following email address when prompted to provide an email address:

Live in Berkeley County and need help navigating a referral through Baby Net? That’s why we’re here! Call 843-863-3030 now for assistance.