Child Care Scholarship Centers

To apply to be a pre-approved childcare scholarship center, please apply online now.

Thank you for your interest in the Greenville First Steps childcare scholarship program. We are committed to providing better access to high quality childcare. Ever year, thanks in part to support from United Way of Greenville, Greenville First Steps awards over $350,000 to families in our community. To apply for our childcare scholarships, please follow directions below.  Please be aware, scholarship applications are only being accepted for a wait list at this time. We do encourage you to apply as the wait list changes often. Process to apply:
  1. Visit a pre-approved childcare center from the list below to receive assistance to complete application
  2. Fill out the childcare center's application
  3. Childcare center will turn in application to Greenville First Steps
  4. Greenville First Steps will process application and let the childcare center know when family is accepted and date services can start
  5. Childcare center will notify family of acceptance when applicable
Please consider the following:
  1. You must have at least 2 factors from the "Eligibility Checklist" on the application to qualify
  2. Our scholarships are awarded through a ranking system
  3. Families who possess the most risk factors are placed at the top of our list
  4. Mothers who are teen moms enrolled in Greenville County Schools and/or enrolled in the Nurse Family Partnership program are top priority

Thanks again for your interest and if you have any questions, please contact Shelley Summer at 864-248-4757.