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