High-quality child care hinges on high-quality professional development that meets the needs of the local child care workforce.
First Steps-sponsored training is certified through the SC Center for Child Care Career Development and includes topics in the areas of nutrition, health and safety, curriculum, child guidance, professional development and program administration. Best practices in training include not only the training itself, but follow-up in the classroom.
All child care and early childhood staff who attend training receive books and other classroom materials to use in their classrooms. Our participants gave us an excellent rating of 98% for our trainings.