Registered
or
Licensed
What's the difference?

News and Announcements

ABC Quality will be hosting Roadshows across the state for the new Quality Standards. For more information click here.  Locations and registration information can be found here

NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Certificate (15 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.

Click here to view tips for keeping children safe on the playground. 

Click here to review the Public and Private Child Care Center Regulations. For assistance understanding the changes a crosswalk of the 2015 CCC Regulations and the 2018 CCC  Regulations can be viewed here

For all Child Care providers and staff, the Workforce Study Research Team is conducting a survey of all individuals in the field of Early Care and Education.  It is completely anonymous and only takes 10 minutes to complete.  To participate please click here

To view the draft of the proposed State Plan click here.

View the webinar of the newly revised New ABC Quality Standards and New ABC Quality manuals. Click Here to review the resources and learn more about the newly revised ABC Quality standards! 

The New Early Learning Standards are Here! For More information click here.

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 Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities meetings have been cancelled for May 22, 2018, June 26, 2018, and July 24, 2018. The next meeting will be held August 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201.   

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!!!

Get DHEC Information

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

News and Announcements

ABC Quality will be hosting Roadshows across the state for the new Quality Standards. For more information click here.  Locations and registration information can be found here

NEW SC Health and Safety Pre-Service Certificate (15 hours) for Early Care and Education Professionals. Click here to register for the online training.

Click here to view tips for keeping children safe on the playground. 

Click here to review the Public and Private Child Care Center Regulations. For assistance understanding the changes a crosswalk of the 2015 CCC Regulations and the 2018 CCC  Regulations can be viewed here

For all Child Care providers and staff, the Workforce Study Research Team is conducting a survey of all individuals in the field of Early Care and Education.  It is completely anonymous and only takes 10 minutes to complete.  To participate please click here

To view the draft of the proposed State Plan click here.

View the webinar of the newly revised New ABC Quality Standards and New ABC Quality manuals. Click Here to review the resources and learn more about the newly revised ABC Quality standards! 

The New Early Learning Standards are Here! For More information click here.

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 Governor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Child Care Facilities meetings have been cancelled for May 22, 2018, June 26, 2018, and July 24, 2018. The next meeting will be held August 28, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the DSS North Tower Building located at 1535 Confederate Ave. Extension, Room 307-310, Columbia, SC 29201.   

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!!!

Get DHEC Information

More News and Announcements
The Division of Early Care and Education is a division of the
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Contact Us

Early Care and Education

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