Coming in late 2021, First 5 South Carolina is a one-stop-shop online search tool to find publicly-funded early childhood services and resources in South Carolina. By answering a few questions, families and their advocates can locate which services for children birth through five that they may qualify for in their area. Services are provided by the member agencies of the Early Childhood Advisory Council, associated agencies, and an array of non-profit partners.
First 5 will increase parent knowledge of the wide variety of services that are available to them and their young children and also assist them in accessing those services.
First 5 will provide an easy to remember website where families and the professionals helping them navigate the system can quickly and easily find what they need and in many cases, even determine their eligibility to receive services.
Increased access = Increased potential for South Carolina's Children
Child Care & Early Education
Health & Safety
Special Needs & Early Intervention
Food & Nutrition
Parenting & Family Support