Pursuant to Executive Order 2016-20, lead agency designation for South Carolina’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C program, known in South Carolina as “BabyNet”, will be transferred from South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, effective July 1, 2017.  

Executive Order 2016-20

SCDHHS is seeking public comment on the FY 2017-18 IDEA Part C Grant Application which may be found HERE.

The South Carolina Interagency Coordinating Council and BabyNet invites the public to provide comment on the current BabyNet Policies and Procedures. Public comment can be provided at one of the public hearings scheduled in April and May throughout South Carolina (see schedule below) and/or through the following web portal:


A copy of the policies and procedures can also be found at the link above.

BabyNet Public Hearing Schedule


April 21, 2017 Florence 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. BLDG 400, Main Auditorium Florence-Darlington Technical College, 2715 W Lucas Street Florence SC 29501
April 24, 2017 Charleston 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Auditorium Charleston County Public Library (Mail Branch) – 68 Calhoun Street Charleston SC 29401
May 12, 2017 Columbia 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Theater Richland County Public Library (Main Branch) – 1431 Assembly Street Columbia SC 29201
May 19, 2017 Greenville 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Meeting Room Greenville County Public Library (Augusta Road Branch) -100 Lydia St., Greenville, SC 29605


The BabyNet Central Directory is an online directory of services for children ages birth to three with developmental delays or disabilities.

This directory is for use by anyone and is located on the United Way Association of South Carolina’s 2-1-1’s resource website.


Central Directory Instructional Guide
The BabyNet Central Directory has 15 search buttons to facilitate locating available resources, regardless of BabyNet eligibility.

To begin your search:

  1. Enter your county OR zip code or you may choose a statewide search by clicking on the bottom of the page.
  2. Select the category (button) you are most interested in to begin your search. Hovering over the category (button) will provide a description of those categories.

*The results that are returned are a total listing of resources available in that specific category.

If you would like to narrow down your search to be more specific:

  1. Select “Advanced Search” in the search box on the right side of the page.
  2. Type the narrow search criteria into the “(All of these words)” in the keywords section.
  3. Hit the Search button at the bottom of the page.

Example: If you began by entering the county and Therapy Providers (button) in the steps above, you might now type Physical Therapy in the All of these words box.  You would now see only Physical Therapists in the county.


If you provide services to children and families in SC and are not currently listed on the directory, please complete and submit the Central Directory Provider Form to be considered for inclusion.

To make a referral or to get more information
call 1-877-621-0865 or send an email to babynet@scfirststeps.org for assistance.