First Steps 4K offers free, full-day four-year-old kindergarten to qualifying children in South Carolina. The program partners with more than 250 licensed child care centers and nonpublic schools across the state, making it easy for families to find a high-quality program to meet their needs.

Now, the Diocese of Charleston will open Holy Angels Academies in tandem with First Steps. These pre-kindergarten Catholic education programs will provide early education to our children and families most in need.

Catholic schools are often the only opportunity for economically underserved, disadvantaged or dual-language learners to receive an excellent education that speaks to and works toward the development of the whole person.

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