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child hands changeWhen you donate to Richland County First Steps you equip parents and caregivers with the tools they need to raise healthy, happy, and successful children. The types of support and intervention in the early years that we offer are proving to be the greatest educational investment a community can make, with policy leaders, education experts, and even Nobel prize winning economists like James Heckman lining up to sing the praises of quality early care and education for all.

In Spring 2016 we began a fundraising campaign to support our efforts to help more parents and child care classrooms to implement the principles of Conscious Discipline®, which views discipline not as something you do to a child, but rather a quality that you help a child develop within themselves.

We’ve set a goal of $7,500 to help install a Safe Place in every home and classroom we serve. This video provides more details on setting up Safe Places:

UPDATE | December 2016:
We are currently at 26% of our goal. Please consider giving today to support those who care for our youngest and most vulnerable.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution online, by mail, or in person.
Online: Donate securely via PayPal




By Mail: Post Office Box 5100 Columbia, SC  29250
In Person: 2008 Marion Street, Suite B Columbia, SC  29201

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