Programs & Resources

Upcoming Events

We implement research-based programs to accomplish our mission:

  • Parents As Teachers

    Home Visitation Program

  • Child Care Training

  • Nurturing Parenting Program

    The Nurturing Parenting Program is a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills. It is a 16-week comprehensive program held in both group and one-on-one settings. The Nurturing Parent model emphasizes the raising of children in a warm, trusting and caring household. It is based on the belief that children who are cared for develop the capacity to trust, care and respect themselves, other people and more.

    Our local program delivers an individualized and evidence-based approach offering flexible meeting times, options to meet virtually, self-care opportunities and wide variety of program incentives. The group meets weekly and offers a chance for parents to learn age-appropriate expectations and responsibilities, alternative methods of disciplining and ways to prioritize their own self-care.

  • SC Voucher Program

    Scholarship Program

  • Child Care Quality Enhancement

  • Healthy Steps

    HealthySteps is a program dedicated to ensuring all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. We transform the promise of pediatric primary care by promoting nurturing parenting and healthy development for babies and toddlers, so they are prepared for school and life.

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 843-870-3580.

Training Calendar

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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 843-870-3580.

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