The availability and quality of child care in our community is always a priority. First Steps is working to expand access to child care and improve existing programs — because the immediate and long-term learning benefits for children are unquestioned. Dorchester County First Steps is currently addressing quality child care through

Childcare Quality Enhancement and Childcare Professional Development and Training.

Childcare Quality Enhancement is technical assistance and material support provided by Dorchester County First Steps to qualified child care centers to improve the quality of programming and care they are providing. Centers interested in applying should contact us at 873-3507.

Childcare Professional Development and Training provides child care staff with the knowledge needed to create a quality environment for children in childcare. All training provided by Dorchester County First Steps meets DSS credentialing guidelines.

Click for our most recent Childcare Training Schedule or contact us at 873-3507.