South Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council is a collaborative body representing the state’s early childhood system. Established in law, the ECAC includes the directors of eight state agencies and government entities that provide state- and federally-funded services to young children. South Carolina First Steps coordinates the activities of the council.


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February 19, 2022

State leaders unveil early childhood plan

Agency directors, legislators and other leaders today joined Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette at a State House press conference to unveil a comprehensive plan for strengthening South Carolina’s early childhood system and announced First Five SC, a new interactive website for families with young children. Author: The T&D Published: Feb. 19, 2022 […]

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Preschool Development Grant B-5 Updates

February 17, 2022

PDG Progress Notes: First Five SC Goes Live! went live in December 2021 after beginning development in April, and was released during the plenary at From The Start: the SC Summit on Early Childhood, and launched to the public on February 17, 2022 during the presentation of the From The Start: South Carolina Birth-Five Plan. […]

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