Why choose The Franklin School?

We know that studies show that children do best when they have at least three loving and supportive adults in their lives. We’re proud to have a staff with dozens of experienced and high-qualified teachers and staff to assist you in the development of your child.


Our Building

The Design

Unique in its design, with its large inviting classrooms, stocked with developmentally appropriate materials, The Franklin School promises a first-class child development center right here in Spartanburg, SC's Northside.

Why It Matters

Not only does this unique building design provide inviting, safe spaces for children to learn through discovery, but will attract well-qualified teachers who value creativity and hands-on activities. Together, this learning environment promotes optimal brain development.


Impressive numbers:

28,000 sf

Total interior space brimming with natural light


Average child-to-teacher ratio


First of its kind in South Carolina

Our Partners

The Franklin School is the product of dozens of local supporters of early childhood education. This center of excellence is only a reality due to the generosity of those supporters.


The Staff


Shawna Bynum


Shawna has a BA in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of South Carolina Upstate and an AA in Early Childhood from Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC. She has been employed with Spartanburg County First Steps Early Head Start since 2013 and was promoted to Center Quality Specialist in 2015. Ms. Bynum has more than 14 years of experience as a center director, and is trained in the Environment Rating Scales, Program for Infant and Toddler Care, Practice-Based Coaching and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

She is a native of Asheville, NC and has lived in the Spartanburg area for the past 14 years with her husband and two children.