Message from the Executive Director

I am very thankful to have returned to Early Childhood Education with a non-profit as the Executive Director for Laurens County First Steps (LCFS). I am thrilled to be an integral part of ensuring all children from birth to five are ready to be successful in their personal educational and life journey.  As the new executive director, I am eager to grow our programs and services for the infants through 5-year-olds of Laurens County.

What is the number one driver of the workforce economy 15 to 20 years from now?
The answer is early childhood development and education today.

Laurens Country’s future depends on our children today. We know that the foundation for future learning, including a child’s overall health and well-being, is built during early childhood. The lack of access to affordable, high-quality child care, makes it harder for parents to work, as well as creates an achievement gap that becomes apparent as early as kindergarten. When we commit to giving every child a strong foundation from birth to five, we create healthy and vibrant communities for all of us.

My staff and I are looking forward to working to ensure young children are healthy and safe, ready for school, and actively supported by their families and communities.  I know that First Steps of Laurens County will grow our footprint and successfully serve our children and families. 

For the health of our children in Laurens County,

Toni Able, GCDF

Executive Director, Laurens County First Steps