“Our mission is to meet the total needs of our children, as well as, the expressed needs of our parents, through comprehensive services, community partnerships and shared decision-making”

Is there anything better we could give the children and families in Spartanburg County than an Early Head Start to a healthy and successful life?

First Steps Early Head Start doesn’t think so. In fact, it’s what our staff does each day as they strive to provide high-quality comprehensive services to children, ages zero to three years old, and their families.

We empower parents and caregivers by teaching the impact of positive relationships/attachments and parental involvement in a baby’s or toddler’s early development and learning.

We mobilize communities to provide the resources and support services families need to be healthy and productive, resulting in a more healthy and productive society.

We celebrate the uniqueness of each child by practicing inclusion to ensure that all eligible children, including those with disabilities, can benefit from our programs both in the home and childcare center environments.

We emphasize the importance of high quality in EHS programs, reflecting our understanding of the impact high quality learning environments can have on a child’s early years and later life.

We collaborate to build strong community partnerships that ensure a network exists to provide comprehensive assistance to young children and their families when needed.

At Spartanburg County First Steps Early Head Start, we help to create a positive future for our community by helping parents provide their infants and toddlers with an early head start in life!

For more information about the goals, principles, and cornerstones of the Early Head Start program mentioned above, please visit the official, national Head Start website.

A free, full-day, State Approved, Educational Program for low-income children and families.

Head Start provides the following services:

  • High Quality Eduction Promoting School Readiness
  • Referrals for Medical and Dental Services
  • Child and Adult Care Food Program Approved Meals
  • Developmental Screenings
  • Disability Serives in Cooperation with Local School Districts and Babynet
  • Free Counseling for Children and Adults, if needed
  • Extended Day / ABC Voucher Program at ZL Madden Location

EARLY HEAD START

IN-HOME SERVICES!

 WHO: Families who have a child age 0 – 3 years of age OR Pregnant Women! Children served by Baby Net are given priority for enrollment.

WHAT: Families & children will receive a weekly home visit by a Family Service Specialist. Home visits will consist of developmental activities that will help you child learn while they play. Developmental assessments of your child’s abilities will also be provided. Parents will have opportunities to meet other parents & share information through parent activities. Pregnant women will receive pre-natal & post partum child development, health, nutrition & mental health education and support.

HOW: If you are a resident of Spartanburg County, have your child’s Birth Certificate & proof of income – you are eligible for services! All services are provided at no cost!

SIGN UP TODAY & GIVE YOUR CHILD AN EARLY HEAD START!

CALL FIRST STEPS EARLY HEAD START AT 327-4923 or VISIT OUR OFFICE AT 900 C PINE ST. TO FIND OUT ABOUT ENROLLING!

EARLY HEAD START

“Offering young children an early head start on development & learning”

  • Children ages 0 – 3 years of age & pregnant women are served – including children with disabilities.
  • Parent/guardians are an integral part of service delivery.
  • Enrollees must live in Spartanburg County, provide a copy of each child’s birth certificate, & must income eligibility as determined by the Federal Income Guidelines.
  • Free childcare (6.5 hrs.) is offered to parents who are working or in school full time.
  • Weekly home visits are offered to parents who are primarily in the home with their children.
  • Weekly home visits are offered to pregnant women
  • Parent involvement opportunities include: parent training, parent committees, policy council & volunteer experiences.

 Enrollment is year around – for more information, call 327-4904 or visit the office at 900 Pine St., Suite C.