The Division of Early Care and Education is a division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services

News and Announcements

New Legislation for Family Child Care Homes (FCCH) takes effect July 1, 2017 and and it will require 10 hours of training instead of 2 hours of training for licensed and registered family child care providers.  Click here for more information. 

The next meeting of the Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities will be held February 28, 2017  from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Room 307-310, 1535 Confederate Avenue Extension, Columbia, SC 29201.

A Town Hall Hearing for Child Care Regulations will be held February 23, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The hearing will be held in room 110 of the Solomon Blatt Building located at 1105 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201. The proposed regulations can be found here.

Participate in the Final Public Review of the South Carolina Early Learning Standards (SC-ELS). Click here for more information.

See ABC Quality Team Nutrition new training events scheduled here.

NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Course (26 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.

NEW Family Child Care Home Training available. Five (5) hour super Saturdays in January and February.  Click here for more information. 

Congratulations ABC Child Care Programs recognized for promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding.  For more information click here.

Child care providers are growing their quality with ABC.  Click here to see who recently moved up or moved in at Level B or above!!!

New Healthier CACFP Meal Standards.  Click here for more information.

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The Division of Early Care and Education is a division of the
South Carolina Department of Social Services
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Early Care and Education

P.O. Box 1520 Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Phone: 803-898-2570